ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Health has assured Deltans of commitment to ensure provision of quality health services at the six established Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp across the State.
The Permanent Secretary in ministry, Dr Mrs Minnie Oseji gave the assurance when she visited to the Camp Clinic at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp, Ogbe Afor Primary School, Asaba.
Dr Oseji said that the visit provided opportunity to meet with the health team with a view to ensuring that all relevant health services were available at the camp and emphasized the need for keeping of accurate health records to enable proper planning of health services
The Permanent Secretary stated that the camp clinic would be operating round the clock with enough medical doctors and health workers deployed and essential drugs stocked for dispensing include a wide range of services such as patient treatment, immunization, antenatal, family planning and nutrition amongst others.
Dr Oseji explained that preparation for the exercise started as far back as 31st July, 2018 when the Emergency Preparedness Response Committee of the Ministry chaired by the Hon. Commissioner for Health Dr Mordi Ononye held a meeting to sensitize stakeholders as well as plan for activities to mitigate the impact of the flood on victims.
The Permanent Secretary and her team went on to visit the Power Line community, one of the affected areas.
In a meeting with the chairman and members of the community, she encouraged them to make good use of the resource provided by the government.
She enjoined health workers to educate the residents in the camp on practices to prevent acute respiratory infection, diarrheal and malaria.
The permanent secretary used the medium to call on philanthropists and charitable individuals to provide sweaters, blankets, toiletries and fliers for education on physical, mental and social wellbeing of the camp residents.