A meeting held in Keren town highlighted the growth being registered in efforts to upgrade the provision of health service in Anseba region.
Keren, 17 January 2011 – A meeting held in Keren town highlighted the growth being registered in efforts to upgrade the provision of health service in Anseba region.
The head of the Health Ministry’s branch in the region, Mr. Zekarias Okbaslasie, indicated that the tasks undertaken last year would serve as a steppingstone for still more gratifying accomplishments in 2011.
Noting that encouraging outcome has been scored in ensuring mother and child care, he pointed out that medical service was provided to about 3,000 nationals suffering from sight problems in 110 administrative areas, out of whom 224 patients underwent eye surgery.
The participants of the meeting adopted a number of resolutions and recommendations, including the need for urgently renovating the surgery room in Keren Hospital, undertaking continuous and intensive medical checkups in remote areas, as well as promoting peer education, among others.
In closing remarks, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nurhusein, stated that the commendable initiatives as regards community-based sanitation program in the region should be emulated by other administrative regions. She further stressed the significance of fostering close coordination so as to further enhance the quality of health services.