Enugu government implores residents to visit health centres

The Enugu Governor's wife, Ms Monica Ugwuanyi, visits the primary health care centers.

The Enugu state government has implored traditional rulers to mobilize their subjects to visit primary care centers (PHCs) for free and comprehensive services.

Dr George Ugwu, Executive Secretary of Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, said religious and community leaders should do the same to mobilize people for free health care.

He said other health stakeholders and community organizations should also sensitize rural people about the benefits of PHC in their localities.

“I urge all who live in our diverse communities, particularly mothers and children, to take advantage of the free and improved health care services in our PHCs to maximize their well-being.

“Our ongoing Modified Integrated Medical Extension Program (MI-MOP) is being carried out in primary health care centers in the council areas of Aninri, Ezeagu, South Igboeze, North Igboeze, Nkanu East, Nsukka, Oji River and Uzo Uwani.

“MI-MOP provides free primary health care services, such as immunization, treatment of minor illnesses, education and health promotion and counseling.

“We also started the distribution of 1,200 boxes of diapers and one package going to every nursing mother who visits any APS in the state this season.

“There are also free antiparasitic drugs, multivitamins and free immunization for children two years and younger,” Ugwu said.

The Executive Secretary thanked Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for always approving and supporting the agency’s programs.

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