CRSPHCDA Commences Personnel Audit For Environmental Health Officers


The Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has commenced verification exercise for environmental health officers in the state as a means of boosting and optimizing the services of the unit in the state.

Addressing the workers at the Agency’s Head office in calabar, the Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Janet Ekpenyong urged the workers to cooperate with the screening committee in order to achieve the desired aim of the exercise.

The DG who was represented by the Director of Administration Barrister John Odu said, the aim of the exercise is to create a unified system where all environmental health officers in the state can be in cooperated in line with the laws guiding their system of operation.

Barrister Odu said, the agency having the mandate to provide quality healthcare to 70% of Cross Riverians across the state, can only function effectively if all staff are brought under one control system where regulation of their duties will be ensured and their duties discharged without compromise.

The verification exercise is expected to be done in all three Senatorial districts of the state with screening centres in Ikom to cover the central Senatorial District and Ogoja for those in the Northern Senatorial District.

Some of the documents expected to be presented to the panel by the officers includes:

Original and photocopies of their credentials.

Evidence of registration and licence with EHORECON.

Two recent passport photograph in two separate files.

Evidence of payment of dues 2019-2020 and must appear in their complete uniforms for identification.

Currently, there are 150 Environmental Health workers under the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency offering services to citizens and residents including;

1. Environmental health control of housing/sanitation

2. Waste management

3. Food hygiene/ control

3. Pest/vector control

4. water hygiene and sanitation

5. School health services

6. Occupational health and safety

7. Epidemiological investigation/control

8. Protection of recreational environment


10. Promotion and enforcement of environmental health quality standard

11. Pollution control and abatement.


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