Stakeholders In Health Sectors Get Invitation From Bayelsa House Of Assembly

Bayelsa State House of Assembly has invited Commissioner for Health, Director of Public Health, Chairmen of the eight LGAs and their Heads of Medical Department, supervisors as well as Chairman and Secretary of the Primary Healthcare Board to appear before the Committee on Health.

The invitation is sequel to a motion by the lawmaker representing Ogbia Constituency One on the need for functional health centers in the local government areas.

Chief Obordor cited relevant session of the constitution for creating the third tie of government to bring governance closer to the people, regretted that Health Centers under the control of the Councils are either non-existent or in deplorable state.

He expressed displeasure over the dilapidated state of facilities and absence of staff in the facilities meant to serve as first level of medical contacts to the rural people.

The lawmaker equally said improvements in health facilities and policies of State government need to be replicated at the local government level.

Also, Mrs. Ebiowuo Koku-Obiyai, Dr. Tonye Isenah, Mr. Salo Adikumo and Gibson Munalayefa said the motion is apt as the World is moving towards preventive healthcare.

While frowning at the neglect of health facilities making people to patronize quake patient drug dealers, the lawmakers asked the regulators of the sector to do the needful.

Consequently, Dr. Charles Daniel, Chief MacDonald Igbadiwe, Tare Porri, Ted Elemefuro and Wisdom Fafi emphasized the need to give attention to the provision and equipment of health infrastructure as well as personnel posted to health centers.

They sued for effective public education on the importance of visiting a health facility for adequate treatment.

In another development, the House also received a report from the joint Committee on Ijaw National Affairs and Culture and Tourism on Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro and Other Heroes Memorial Day Bill.