By Abuchi Onwumelu
The Chairman, House Committee on Health and the member representing Aguata I State Constituency, Hon. Cater Dike Nnamdi Umeh, has called on Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Health to, as a matter of urgency, seek avenues to improve delivery in the healthcare system through Public Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities.
According to Hon. Cater, ‘A public-private partnership is a partnership between the government and the private sector in the delivery of goods or services to the public and has emerged as a possible vehicle to enable the advancement towards providing adequate healthcare system in our country.
‘We have so many Primary Healthcare Centers in Anambra State but some of them are not fully functional because the State Government are left alone to maintain it, making them to be encumbered in terms of resources, thereby making our healthcare system to be in the state of higgledy-piggledy.
‘But if the Government can partner with the private sector to build a standard hospital and good primary healthcare centre across the state, the health status of Anambarians will improve drastically.
‘To avoid entertaining any fear and to ensure transparency in the system, the government should be regulating and providing governance in healthcare and let the private sector use their expertise and competence to deliver healthcare and everything would be fine.
‘I am urging Chief Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State to as a matter of urgency, call on the Commissioner for Health to seek avenues to improve delivery of our healthcare system via exploring public private partnership (PPP) opportunities,’ Hon Cater Dike Nnamdi Umeh of Aguata 1 Constituency concluded.