Dr Ememabasi Bassey advocates the need to prioritise primary healthcare services in Nigeria

The need to prioritize primary healthcare services in Nigeria with a view to improving access as well as ensure excellence in healthcare delivery has been advocated as a means to achieving ideal healthcare system in the country.

This view was expressed by a former Commissioner for Health in Akwa Ibom State, Dr Ememabasi Bassey, in a chat with PLANET NEWS in Uyo.

According to Dr. Basssey, it has become worrisome the manner all attention has been focused on the secondary health care facilities while the primary health centres which are meant to serve a larger population who reside at rural areas are often in poor state of facilities and with insufficient staff, amongst other challenges.

Our correspondent Anthony Esin reports that Dr. Bassey further called for executive assent to and subsequent implementation of the Primary Healthcare Development Agency Bill once passed by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, maintaining that, that would bring about improved primary healthcare system in the state.

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