Delta Health Commissioner Resumes Office, Promises Effective Healthcare Delivery Service

By Onomiguren Agbamu

The newly sworn-in Delta State Health Commissioner, Dr Joseph Onojaeme has promised robust health services as he resumed duties to overhaul the operations of the Contributory health insurance scheme.

The commissioner spoke with journalists after a tour to familiarise himself with the ministry alongside the ministry management at the state secretariat in Asaba

He said that the Contributory health insurance scheme would be well monitored so that the civil servants who enrolled in the scheme reap the maximum benefits.

He noted that the health-contributing scheme will be expanded to include the informal sector.

He added that more doctors will be posted to the rural areas for effective health care.

According to Onojaeme,” Youth corp doctors shall be encouraged to serve in the rural areas with adequate motivation”.

On brain drain of doctors and nurses, the Health Commissioner stated that the Oborevwori administration shall continue to encourage doctors and nurses to serve in the state.

While speaking on the sickle cell centres established by the spouse of the former governor, Dame Edith Okowa, the commissioner maintained that such centres shall be taken care of to continue with the lofty objectives of such centres.

He thanked the State Governor Hon Sheriff Oborevwori for finding him worthy to serve.

He promised not to disappoint the governor and the people of Delta State.

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