Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Bauchi committed to five-point health agenda -Commissioner

The newly appointed Bauchi state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Halima Mukaddas has reiterated the state government commitment to the five-point agenda on health declared by Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar.

The commissioner made the pledged when she received a roll-up banner containing the five point agenda from a non-governmental organisation, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) in her office.

Dr. Halima said the ministry will support to agenda by including its contents to the ministry’s health operational plan.

She expressed sincere gratitude for the banner presented to her and assured the advocacy team that she will always make sure certain activities to be carried out are in line with the five point’s agenda, developed by the state governor last year.

She said the administration has so far shown utmost zeal and passion to address health gaps in the state, as the governor’s drive to improve the health of the people in the state will be reflected positively in the role she would play as a commissioner.

Earlier, CHR Board of Trustees Chair, Dr. Aminu Magashi in his remark tasked the commissioner to take the lead by being behind the wheel so that all those on board would be taken to the right destination which is the ultimate goal of the whole health sector of the state.

Dr. Magashi advocated for the inclusion of the contents in the ministry’s operational plan. He further solicited for continuous partnership and cooperation with the ministry and also offered to render support where and when necessary.

Governor Abubakar has in September last year while commemorating his 100 days in office launched a five point health agenda, to improve the health sector.

The points are; Strengthening Primary Health Care, Reproductive , Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services, access to quality and cost effective life-saving drugs and laboratory services.


This story was published in Newswatch Times on February 11, 2016.

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