Bauchi Govt inaugurates 800 community health workers, COVID-19 scales 3.0 vaccination. – The Sun Nigeria
The Bauchi State Government has inaugurated 800 Community Health Influencing and Promotion Services (CHIPS) workers and COVID-19 Scales 3.0 vaccination in the state.
Speaking at the opening ceremony on Saturday in Bauchi, Alhaji Ali Babayo, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health, said the project would go a long way in creating demand.
He said the 800 CHIPS officers, 133 community health supervisors and 133 community engagement focal points have been selected to take on the responsibilities of the project.
Babayo praised the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for introducing the program in the state.
“The program will create demand and at the same time ensure the provision of basic health services in our communities.
“The state will continue to ensure that all eligible residents are vaccinated against COVID-19,” he said.
In addition, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), said the workers were selected from existing community health volunteers by partners who previously worked in health care projects. health.
He also assured that the state has enough COVID-19 vaccines to reach all eligible people in the state.
Mohammed urged CHIPS officers to step up to their assigned responsibilities, to become agents of change for health in their respective communities.
For his part, the Emir of Dass, Alhaji Bilyaminu Othman, co-chairman of the primary health care task force, said traditional institutions were actively working with a host of community resource groups in various communities.
The Emir assured that traditional institutions are always ready for continued partnership with government and partners.
Governor Bala Mohammed, represented by his Deputy Senator Baba Tela, said the state government places great importance on the health and welfare of the people of the state.
“Over the past three years, we have committed a lot of resources in the health sector which aim to improve the hitherto moribund and dilapidated health services and infrastructure,” he said.
He explained that the CHIPS program aims to reduce morbidity and mortality, especially among women and children, through strategic demand generation for door-to-door health services.
Mohsmmed said the COVID-19 3.0 scales would be implemented adequately, urging the public to vaccinate and mobilize their families and wards to do the same. (NOPE)