The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has urged traditional rulers to redouble efforts on Primary Health Care (PHC) services and penetration of COVID-19 vaccination in South-East.
Ehanire made the appeal while inaugurating South-East Traditional Leaders’ Committee (SETLC) on Primary Health Care (Services) Delivery in Enugu.
The inauguration is part of a two-day programme for traditional rulers of South-East, was organised by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA).
The minister noted that in order to push PHC services and COVID-19 vaccination forward, there was a need to mobilise traditional rulers, who are very influential in each community, to achieve the desired objective.
Chairman, South East Council of Traditional Rulers Lawrence Agubuzo commended the federal government initiative, said it will compliment their individual efforts to raise people awareness on the vaccination exercise.