The Anambra State Government, in collaboration with the leadership of Onitsha Main Market, has concluded plans to unveil the first-ever clinic in the market State. Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike, said that Governor Charles Soludo’s agenda in the health sector would soon reach all the markets across the state, with the sole intention of achieving universal health coverage for all.
Dr Obidike commended Gov. Soludo for his commitment to ensuring that the people can give urgent attention to health matters nationwide. He explained that after visiting the proposed facility provided by the market leadership, he informed the governor about their request, and the governor immediately approved the reconstruction and equipping of the clinic for the benefit of the traders.
The Commissioner further disclosed that Governor Soludo of Anambra would commission the clinic for use. “As a government, we have provided all the necessary resources to make this clinic fully functional. “We appeal to our people to support the administration of Governor Soludo as we work towards transforming the state.
“It is important for the public to know that all the healthcare centres across the state will be linked to our telemedicine network. This is part of our effort to ensure that our people do not die unnecessarily due to lack of access to quality healthcare.”
The President-General of Onitsha Main Market, Chief Innocent Anene, while speaking on behalf of the traders, thanked the governor for approving the request for the clinic, saying that it would go a long way in addressing the health challenges of the traders.
Chief Anene assured the governor that the traders would continue to support his administration and ensure that his policies and programs succeed.
However, the President-General of Onitsha Main Market expressed his gratitude to the governor on behalf of the traders. He said that the clinic would greatly assist in addressing the traders’ health challenges. (MOI). The Information Officer reports from the State Ministry of Health, Awka.