A nongovernmental organization ‘The Challenge Initiative’ have kick started the unveiling of the 6 primary health care family planning units to give families seeking to access the family planning services a better and enhanced service delivery.
Some of the women at the Orogum primary health care center told our correspondent they are happy with the new look, Mrs Esther Amadi said, in a local parlance, see as everywhere come fine, I enter here I no come know the place again! Chai! Una try! and for madam Blessing Johnson ‘’ I like the new look, this is how hospital ought to be, everywhere is neat, even if you are sick, when you come to this clean environment you become well by force’’
The state commissioner of health in Rivers State Professor Chike Princewill while commissioning one of the project at the orogbum primary health care center said this 72 hours’ makeover you have seen here today is the efforts and a joint partnership arrangement with TCI and Rivers State Government, Ministry of health in Particular, he said within 72 hours the family planning units is converted, change and remodeled. The place is completely changed so that when our patients comes here this morning they will see a different look.
Prof chike said we want to thank the Rivers state governor, chief Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, he the one engineering all this thing that is going on for us, so ministry of health is so grateful, this particular place is orogbum, there four other ones we are going to commissioning today, then we will now replicate them to other primary health centers.
He said the aim is to improve family planning in the state.
What is family planning? Prof chike said Family planning is whatever a couple will do to achieve a desired number of children they wish to have, if they have infertility issues family planning unit is there to counsel them, if they have issue with reducing the number of children they wish to have family planning is also there to counsel them. So FAMILY PLANING INVOLVES THE MAN AND THE WOMAN, the number of children a couple is supposed to have is also there
Earlier the challenge Initiative coordinator for the state UDUAK ANANABA had told newsmen and the Family planning committee members that the TCI is supporting Government to makeover 6 Health Facilities starting Friday 3rd and will end Sunday 5th (72hrs).
She said Commissioning of those facilities will be on MONDAY 6TH MAY 2019 the Facilities are:
1. Elekahia Primary health care centre.
2. Orogbum PHC.
3. Mgbundukwu (Okija) PHC.
4. Churchill MPHC.
5. Rumuodomaya MPHC.
6. Ozuoba PHC
She said if you are around any of the facilities and want to stop by to encourage the team or support,
You are invited to be part of the Commissioning of our 72hr makeover of ‘The Family Planning unit within the PHCs’. Kick off point is ‘Orogbum MPHC by 9am where the Honorable Commissioner for Health is to Commission the facility.