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Gov. Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State.

Obaseki Receives Recognition For Routine Immunization


During the weekend, Governor Godwin Obaseki was awarded the best performing governor award for routine immunization in the South-South region for his efforts in strengthening Edo State’s health system and enhancing access to quality and affordable healthcare for its residents.

The award by the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), was presented to the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria, who represented the governor, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.

The NPHCDA said that Obaseki “stood out by establishing the electronic patient record system in 52 primary health care centres and telemedicine hubs in Ugbor and Oredo PHCs in collaboration with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA).”

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The agency went on, stating: “Obaseki redistributed health workers from HMA to EDSPHCDA to improve service delivery, recruited health workers for EDSPHCDA, and migrated PHC staff pay points to the state government.”

According to the commissioner, the award was well deserved, adding: “Governor Obaseki has continued to show commitment towards revolutionising the healthcare sector in Edo, pursuing a holistic decentralisation of the system, upgrading primary healthcare centres and equipping them with world-class equipment and manpower to guarantee the delivery of efficient, affordable and quality healthcare services to Edo people.”

She stated the state is increasing its efforts to strengthen the regulation of the healthcare sector and ensuring a resilient and strong system to deliver world-class healthcare services to residents across all Edo communities.