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Anambra State Government has organized a training workshop for frontline health workers as it plans to commence the administration of COVID-19 Vaccines.
The training, sponsored through the Primary Health Care Development Agency, captured over two hundred health workers from across the twenty-one local government areas of the state.
Correspondent, Valentine Mbadugha reports that the training among other things was aimed at building the capacity of the health workers in the state on the COVID-19 vaccine introduction, as well as update the knowledge and skills of health workers on the handling, storage, distribution, administration and waste management of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Declaring the event open, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, represented by the Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu explained that the vaccination will commence on March seventeenth, 2021 with the front line health workers followed by elderly people
According to Dr. Okpala, the two-day training is expected to beef up the capacity of health workers in the state.
Addressing the gathering, the South East Zonal Director, National Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Eric Nwaze, who viewed the training as apt appealed to participants to take it as their personal project for the interest of the state and citizenry.
The WHO state coordinator, Dr. Chukwumuanya Igboekwu, commended the state government and the Primary Care Development Agency for the initiative and assured them of their continued support to enable the state to achieve health immunity.
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