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Cross River Govt. to sanction PHCs charging more than N3,000 for delivery 

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 Cross River Government has vowed to sanction Primary Healthcare PHCs facilities that charge more than N3 000 for delivery Dr Janet Ekpenyong the Director General of the Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency CRSPHCDA said this during an integrated meeting with PHC Ward Focal Persons and the State Basic Healthcare Provision Scheme in Calabar Ekpenyong said that the agency had received complaints that some PHCs charge as much as N10 000 She explained that the PHCs are supposed to charge just N3 000 for delivery to purchase consumables and this is only when they don t come with their own consumables as stated on the list initially given to them We are looking at ways to encourage pregnant women to patronise health facilities instead of Traditional Birth Attendants TBAs While we totally condemn these actions we have set up a team headed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health to ensure that culpable PHCs and personnel are adequately penalised She said that out of the 196 PHCs in the state more than 130 have been accr NewsSourceCredit NAN
Cross River Govt. to sanction PHCs charging more than N3,000 for delivery 

Cross River

Cross River Government has vowed to sanction Primary Healthcare (PHCs) facilities
that charge more than N3,000 for delivery.

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Janet Ekpenyong

Dr Janet Ekpenyong, the Director-General of the Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHCDA),

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PHC Ward Focal Persons

said this during an integrated meeting with PHC Ward Focal Persons and the State Basic Healthcare Provision Scheme in Calabar.

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Ekpenyong said that the agency had received complaints that some PHCs charge as much as N10,000.
She explained that “the PHCs are supposed to charge just N3,000 for delivery to purchase consumables and this is only when
they don’t come with their own consumables as stated on the list initially given to them.

Traditional Birth Attendants

“We are looking at ways to encourage pregnant women to patronise health facilities instead of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs).

“While we totally condemn these actions, we have set up a team headed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health
to ensure that culpable PHCs and personnel are adequately penalised.


She said that out of the 196 PHCs in the state, more than 130 have been accr

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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