This was revealed by Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony at a recent commissioning at Fort Ordinance, Region Six.
“The next set of interventions that we have is in the area of chronic non-communicable diseases, where we will target each of the major diseases. This year, in early September, we will be rolling out new guidelines as it pertains to managing diabetes,” the health minister disclosed.
“We are moving from where our health posts and health centres used to just offer MCH- Maternal and Child health services, to where, at each health centre will offer at least 216 different types of intervention.”
Minister Anthony noted that the ministry has been training health workers to provide these new services.
Additionally, each health centre will have a team to implement those interventions.
The minister also noted that regular visits will be done by other professionals to ensure the efficient implementation of these interventions.
“We are going to buttress that team with a doctor visiting the various health centres on a regular basis, to ensure that we can roll out these interventions that we are talking about. We want our people to be healthy and we want them to have access to these interventions,” Dr. Anthony added. (Department of Public Information)