Deputy Governor Rear Adm. Gboribiogha John-Jonal (rtd) of Bayelsa has described the State’s Primary Healthcare Board as one of the best in Nigeria, in terms of healthcare delivery.
John-Jonal has stated this during the inauguration of the healthcare board, in Bayelsa Secretariat on Friday in Yenagoa, syaing that the state in this period needed a sustainable development to put more values in the medical field.
In her remarks, the Chairman of the Bayelsa Healthcare Delivery Board, Mrs Victoria Denenu, said: “The board has enough facility that is required by the National Primary Healthcare Board. The board has been able to bring down to zero level the maternal mortality rate.
“The board has set up some departments, like planning, research, monitoring and evaluation, department of disease control and immunization department of communicable diseases and department of finance and account”.
The Chairman, said the board had carried out sensitization campaigns, to enlighten pregnant women on the need to go for regular antenatal.