25 November 2010

Nigeria: Amaechi Signs Primary Healthcare Board Bill

Port Harcourt — A law, establishing the Management of Primary Healthcare Board is now in place in Rivers State. Governor Chibuike Amaechi signed the law into existence, yesterday, in Port Harcourt.

The Bill on the board was recently passed by the state House of Assembly.

Speaking at a brief ceremony in Government House, Port Harcourt, the Governor said the law would ensure the setting up of an organizational structure for effective management of the Model Health Centres across the state, especially now that 60 of them were being commissioned.

Amaechi also hinted that the Rivers State Primary Healthcare Management Board Law, would assist in the management of the health centres, said "we need to have a structure in place to avoid unnecessary lapses in the management of the health centres."

He thanked members of the state House of Assembly for their patriotism and commitment to the passage of the bill and assured of the preparedness of the Executive Council to work with the Legislature in the implementation of the law.

Governor Amaechi described the passage of the bill by the Lawmakers as another accomplishment by the Assembly for the benefit of the people of state.

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