The Delta House of Assembly Committee on Health has lauded the state Ministry of Health and its agencies for being proactive in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the committee, Assemblyman Austin Uroye, gave the commendation on Monday in Asaba, when the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, appeared before the committee to defend the ministry’s 2021 budget.
Uroye urged the ministry not to relent in its efforts in the fight against coronavirus, saying that it should also endeavour to sustain its commitment and professionalism in the discharge of its responsibilities to the state.
“Delta State, no doubt, did exceptionally well in checking the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus in the state,’’ he said.
The lawmaker also advised the ministry to continue to brace to other challenges facing the health sector so as to provide quality health care delivery for the citizens of the state.
Besides, Uroye lauded Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa and other critical stakeholders in the health sector for their efforts to contain the outbreak of other diseases in Delta.
He stressed that the ministry as “very dear’’ to the committee, saying: “We cannot afford a compromise in the activities of the ministry because of its importance to the health and wellbeing of the people.’’
Speaking, the health commissioner assured the people of the state that the ministry was committed to providing adequate and efficient health care delivery to the citizens of the state.
Ononye pledged that the state government would provide robust and affordable health care services in the state in 2021.