DELTA ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH
Addressing the Health Commissioner and his team, the Chairman, Assembly Committee on Health, Honourable Austin Uroye lauded the Ministry for what he described as its proactive disposition in the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The House Committee Chairman on Health flanked by other Committee Members including Honourables Pat Ajudua, Emeka Nwobi, Festus Okoh, Kenneth Ogba and Charles Oniyere enjoined the Ministry to continue to brace up to the current challenges in the health sector to ensure that Deltans and indeed residents of the State get the best health needs.
The Lawmaker particularly commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and other critical stakeholders in the Health Sector for their efforts in containing any disease outbreak in the State.
He noted that Delta State no doubt did exceptionally well in checking the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the State stressing that more efforts should be made in managing whatever health crisis is in the State promptly.
Briefing the House Committee on Health, Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye assured Deltans and residents of the State that the Ministry is irrevocably committed to the policy of adequate health care delivery in the State.
The Health Commissioner also assured that the Ministry will continue to discharge its duties professionally and maintained that Deltans should expect robust and affordable health care services in the 2021 fiscal year.
On the current health challenge in some parts of Ika North East Local Government Area of the State where it was reputed that some persons died mysteriously, the Commissioner said the Ministry is working round the clock to unravel the cause of death in the locality.
Dr Ononye explained that so far, the Ministry has identified persons who were ill and have moved them to the various hospitals whose samples have been sent to laboratories in Asaba, Irrua, the office of the World Health Organization in Lagos as
well as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital to identify the cause of the mysterious deaths.
The Health Commissioner was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Dr Minnie Osaji, and heads of various parastatals on the budget defence.