Nigeria – Resident Doctors and other healthcare provider have been urged to uphold high sense of commitment and dedication in their strive to safe lives .
Speaking while declaring open a forum in Awka, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala noted that Resident Doctors play fundamental role in training the needed manpower in healthcare facilities.
Paul Ezeoke reports that Dr Okpala said the state government is providing necessary incentives and empowerment to encourage them towards higher productivity.
In a lecture titled ” Improving the quality of Care : the role of Resident Doctors ,the Commissioner extolled the contributions of healthcare providers in the fight against coronavirus pandemic and noted that the pandemic provided a lot of opportunities for research and innovations that have repositioned healthcare system for quality service delivery.
He urged the doctors to remain focus and expand their field of knowledge and skills to meet emerging challenges in the sector .
In another lecture, the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme Agency , ASHIA Dr Simeon Onyemechi said the scheme has among other things, ensure effective quality healthcare services without financial challenges geared towards promoting wellbeing of Ndi Anambra of all ages.
Dr Onyemechi explained that no nation achieves Universal Health Coverage without subsidizing healthcare services and increasing fiscal space to mobilize extra resources for improved healthcare services.
He disclosed that the mobile Health Insurance platform launched recently aims at expanding access to the scheme and ensure uninterrupted services to beneficiaries.
The Chief Medical Director of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka said the forum would help in capacity building for the doctors for quality service delivery.
The Commissioner and ASHIA Executive Secretary were later presented with awards .