By David Ejishie, MOI Officer, Reporting for Ministry of Information and Orientation

Cross River State Government has sued for Public Private Partnership in order to improve on health service delivery in the State, and Nigeria at large.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, made the call in Calabar during the handing over of the renovated lying-in-ward Primary Health Care Centre, Ediba Qua Clan, Calabar Municipality, to Cross River State Government, by the Calabar Akin Lions Club, District 404A2 Nigeria.

Dr. Edu, who described the gesture of the Akin Lions Club as a ‘laudable contribution to humanity’, noted that with the renovation of the health care centre, the quality of clinical and non-clinical healthcare services will be further strengthened.

The Health Commissioner commended the leadership of the Akin Lions Club for embarking on the project, adding that the renovation of the Ediba Health Care Centre will complement the State Government’s policies in the health sector, which she said are geared towards providing quality and affordable health care services to Cross Riverians and residents in the State.

Also speaking, the Director General, Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Janet Ekpenyong Calabar Akin Lions Club for their selfless service to humanity and call for more private partnership on health.

Earlier, the President, Calabar Akin Lions Club, Lion Emana Asuquo noted that the most important benefit of being a Lion is the satisfaction and recognition that comes with serving the less privileged in our immediate community and making positive differences.

She assured that the Akin Lions Club will continue to support government in providing basic amenities for the society.

Highpoint of the event was the handing over of the health care centre to the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu on behalf of the State Government.

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