BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The World Health Organization, (WHO), has praised the Anambra State Government’s response to the fight against COVID-19, saying the pro-activeness of the State is commendable and should be copied in fighting viral diseases.
The Anambra State Coordinator of WHO, Dr. Chukwumuanya Igboekwu made the commendation at Primary Health Center Isiagu, Awka South Local Government Area during the flag off of the first round of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week 2021 by Governor Willie Obiano.
Our correspondent reports that according to official figures, sixty thousand persons have taken the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccination in Anambra State.
Dr. Igboekwu said the State government’s holistic and quick response helped to reduce the incidence of the COVID-19 cases in the State, and its efforts were shown in the number of people, who have been vaccinated against the viral disease, calling on other State governments to copy the Anambra State model.
The WHO State Coordinator also commended the implementation of the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme being carried out through the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, stating that this scheme has made affordable health care available to Ndị Anambra.
On his part, the National Federal Commissioner in charge of Anambra State at National Population Commission, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke asked Ndi Anambra between the ages of zero and eighteen to use the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week to visit any of the primary health care centers in their communities to register birth and obtain their birth certificates.
Mr. Ezeoke, who was represented by the State Director of NPC, Dr. Joachin Ulasi explained that more than five hundred health officials have been trained and empowered to register births and issue certificates during the exercise.