N-POWER HEALTH VOLUNTEERS TO BOOST ONE PHC PER WARD POLICY THROUGH HUMAN RESOURCE- DR BETTA EDU.
Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency will receive a total number of 95 volunteers from Federal Government Social Investment Scheme “N-POWER HEALTH” from the total number of 417 enroll for health. Disclosing this to participants of the two days Stakeholders meeting for One PHC per ward policy and Immunization Services in Cross River State. The Coordinator of the Scheme in Cross River, Hon. Nkoyo Toyo who doubles as Legal Adviser to the Governor on SDGs disclosed this during her public awareness visit to stakeholders. Speaking, Mrs Toyo said a total number of 4535 graduates have been shortlisted for Cross River from 17,000 people that applied. According to her selection was not based on state of origin or place of origin but place of residence. She said in Cross River State 417 graduates were selected for NPOWER HEALTH. This numbers will be posted to Primary Healthcare facilities, AYADECARE and Ministry of Health for primary place of Assignment and other relevant health institutions across the 18 LGAs. The beneficiaries of the scheme will be paid 30,000 Naira monthly stipends. She urged the Agency to receive these volunteers when posted to healthcare centres in Cross River.
Also Speaking, S.A Insurance Mr Iyiala said the the Npower health volunteers that will be posted to AYADECARE will help drive the health insurance scheme to a great success. He acknowledged the effort of the Governor who is very passionate about the scheme. He said the Governor requested for some volunteers to steer up the process.
The DG, Dr Betta Edu said this is good news for the Agency at a time we are looking for more human resource. She said this will also help in boosting the One PHC per ward policy in terms of filling human resource gaps. She encourage the health workers to always be alert to follow up on various Federal Government scheme that can add value to their dependants and their community. Though she noted that the 4,535 shortlisted from Cross River was too poor considering our population and numbers of unemployed graduates. She prayed for more slots in the second phase of shortlisted applicants coming soon. Dr. Edu thanked the President, Muhammadu Buhari for keeping to this campaign promise by engaging 500,000 graduates for the next fours years.