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Zamfara Contributory Healthcare Agency Trains Officers From MDAs


Zamfara Contributory Healthcare Agency Trains Officers From MDAs

The Zamfara state Contributory Healthcare Agency (ZAMCHEMA) has organised a one day capacity building training for liason officers from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) in the state.

The participants for the training were drawned from 135 Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) registered by the agency.

Declaring the training open in Gusau on Tuesday, the state commissioner for Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma commended the management of the agency for giving priority to capacity building.

Kanoma said capacity building is vital in health management “therefore, is necessary to ensure successful operations by the agency.


“The state government under Gov Bello Matawalle established the agency first of it’s kind since creation of the state.

“This is part of the present administration’s commitments to ensure easy access to health care services by the civil servants in the state”, he said.

According to him, the state government provided all the requirements for the agency to run effectively.
“The programme has been launched, we appointed management and recruited staff for the agency”, he added.

Kanoma called on the participants of the training to be honest and sincere.

“The programme is a charity aimed at helping civil servants in the state to have easy access to healthcare services.

“Therefore, sincerity is clearly needed in this prograramme in order to achieve the desired objectives”, the Commissioner explained.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health, Dr Habibu Yelwa, called on the participants not to disappoint the state while performing the assignment given to them.

Yelwa told the participants that their position was very vital to ensure the success of the programme.

“As liason officers, you should be dedicated and honest, and always try to be polite while discharging your duties”, he charged the participants.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Yusuf Abubakar said the training with the theme: “Role and Responsibilities of MDAs, Staff Officers for the enhancement of Effective Service Delivery under the Contributory Healthcare Scheme” aimed at promoting service delivery in healthcare contributory scheme in the state.

Abubakar said that the capacity building is necessary as part of the measures for the agency to operate effectively.

“Last week we organised similar training for our desk officers from health facilities in the state”, Abubakar said.

According to him, various resource persons from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Desk officers from the Federal Medical Center and Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospitals Gusau were invited for various lectures and presentations at the training.

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