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Ondo to recruit more health workers

By Kemi Olatunde

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The Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (OSPHCDA) is set to inject fresh health personnel into the primary health care system of the state.

    The Agency’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Francis Akanbiemu stated this while declaring open a 2-day workshop for Family Planning Vanguards in Akure.

He hinted that the Governor of the State, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa has graciously approved the recruitment of more health workers into the primary health care system of the state, noting that all cadres of health workers would benefit from the recruitment.

He said all necessary steps have been concluded to place an online and Newspaper advertisement so that prospective applicants would know how to obtain the application form.

Akanbiemu described the state as a leading state in the health sector, noting that such feat wound be sustained with the injection of health professionals into the system.

The Permanent Secretary charged the family planning vanguards to take their job seriously, stating that they should ensure that their clients are proud of them.

In his speech, Director, Medical Services, Dr Paulinus Omode explained that the leadership of the Agency is very passionate about leveraging innovative strategies to improve the contraceptive prevalence rate in the State.

He added that the Agency has concluded arrangement to commence the implementation of a home-grown initiative tagged “Family Planning Champion Awards-given Ceremony”, where the most faithful and consistent woman to family planning would be rewarded with gifts and named family planning Champion.

This, according to him, will make family planning more attractive at the communities, dispel rumours, myths and misconceptions, and hence create demand for family planning.

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He charged participants to cascade whatever they learn at the training to other health workers in their respective facilities and local government areas.

In her Speech, the family planning State Coordinator, Mrs Opeyemi Agunbiade stated that the family planing vanguard were drawn from Ose, , Okitipupa, Ondo West and Akure North Local Government Areas, adding that the other 14 LGAs have had their turns of the training earlier.

The 2-day training centred on Hormonal Intrauterine Device (IUD).

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