*PHALGA PRESS RELEASE*
_Friday 25th February 2022_
*SIR ALLWELL IHUNDA INUAGURATES RIVERS STATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT BOARD PHALGA HEALTH AUTHORITY AND WARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES*
_Urge members to take ownership of the health centers in the various wards and ensure they function as expected._
Mayor Of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area has inaugurated the PHALGA health authority and the ward development committee of the state primary health care management board.
The Mayor urged members of the newly inaugurated committee to take ownership of the health centers in the various wards.
“You should be able to take ownership of the health centers in your various wards and ensure they function as expected, you also have to sensitize people to make good use of the health centers the state government has provided”,Sir Allwell Ihunda said.
The Mayor further urged members of the ward development committee to sensitize the people about immunization, vaccination and other health programmes of the state primary health care management board.
Sir Allwell Ihunda frowned at the poor response of residents to the covid-19 vaccine,he urged members of the committee to prioritize the fight against covid-19.
The Mayor said the newly inaugurated ward development committee members were carefully selected, based on their strategic positions.
The Mayor inaugurated the committee which is composed of eight members which includes the ward councillor,the head of the primary health care facility in the location,the community development committee leader,the community youth leader,community woman leader,the focal person that works in the health facility,a religious leader that resides in the community and a representative of a government school within the area.
Sir Allwell Ihunda read out the job responsibility to members of the committee.
“A little provision has been made by the primary health care management board,you are to meet once a month.
This is not an empowerment programme,it’s a programme for the benefit of our various communities”.
Earlier,the Permanent secretary of the state primary health care management board Dr. Agiriye Harry, Inaugurated members of the local government health authority which includes the Mayor Of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area as the Chairman and Dr.Obele Abbey as secretary, other members are; Hon.Ms Tamunotonye Douglas, Deputy Mayor; Mrs Obiageli Amifor,City Treasurer;Mrs Rosemary John, Mrs Ebinime Boms, Mrs Joy Wuche and Dr.Buduka Amadi-oparaeli.
Sir Allwell Ihunda later took the permanent secretary and members of the state primary health care management board on an inspection of the ongoing two storey health center in the council headquarters.
Chief Press Secretary,
Port Harcourt City Local Government.