In an attempt to digitize State-owned healthcare facilities, Dr. Vincent Okpala, the Commissioner for Health has said that Anambra State will go into a partnership with a commercial bank and Health partners.
He made this known during an advocacy visit by the representatives of the group, in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex in Awka.
According to Okpala, the partnership will facilitate good data collection, better documentation, and optimal performance from healthcare providers in the State. He also stressed that Governor Willie Obiano whose administration has created an enabling environment in all sectors encourages Public-Private Partnership. To this end, he reassured them of the State government’s commitment to partnering them.
On his part, Mr. Nnamdi Onyia, one of the representatives of the group, stated that they were seeking collaboration with the State government in respect of the bank’s strategy and digitization of healthcare in Anambra State.
Furthermore, he maintained that the bank is committed to helping people have access to quality healthcare; thus its resolve to repositioning healthcare is not only in Anambra state but all other states in Nigeria. In fact, he explicated that the essence of the partnership is to ensure that people in the State enjoy quality healthcare and for the healthcare system to be digitized.
Notable personalities during the visit include Dr. Ugochukwu Chukwulobelu, State Director Medical Services, Mrs Oluchi Onyedikachi, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Equipment and Supply among others.