There’s huge success in the recently implemented AyadeCare/Basic Health Care Provision Fund Program and the state’s social health care scheme across board as the Cross River State Government has commenced the distribution of Drugs and other medical commodities to benefiting facilities across the state.
The Distribution which was led by the Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong and her team had various facility heads in the southern Senatorial District of the state present and also the team visiting facilities to drop the commodities.
Speaking at the site of distribution, the DG who was represented by the Focal Person of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, Mrs Ekaette Ekpenyong warned the benefiting facilities to avoid issues of misappropriation and hoarding of drugs , noting that , it is punishable and those found wanting will be penalized.
She said, the drugs which were made available by both the state and federal government will help meet the basic health needs of clients in communities as well as boost the confidence of the people in the patronage of primary health care facilities.
She encouraged the benefiting facilities and their staff to be of good conduct noting that , regular interactions with members of the Community through health talk, awareness and sensitization will help in promoting good, quality and desirable health .
The basic health Care Provision Fund and the State’s Social Health Scheme, “Ayade Care” are innovations of both the state and federal government with 1% of the nation’s consolidated revenue earmarked for equiping, renovation, staffing and standardization of primary Healthcare facilities across the country. The Ayadecare also requires a N1,000 contribution which allows Cross Riverians access to quality health care Whenever they need it.
The Ayadecare program is aimed at benefiting the old, children under 5, vulnerable and all who are resident in Cross River as they are granted access to free and unquantifiable healthcare to avoid “out of pocket expenditures”.
Those registered under the Basic Health Care programme only need to visit the facility where they registered with their cards and they will have access to free health care services.