All health-related Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015 – Minister (By Gracia Obi)
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), OlajumokeAkinjide, said the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) was determined to achieve all health-related Millennium Development Goals in FCT by 2015.
She said: “The FCT Administration is committed to ensuring that the residents of the territory have the best quality of healthcare at the various levels of care.
“The administration is determined to achieve all of the health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in FCT by 2015 and the transformation agenda of Mr. President.”
She assured that FCTA was committed to ensuring a world-class healthcare delivery in the territory, adding that the provision of quality and affordable healthcare delivery remained a top priority of the administration.
Akinjide gave this assurance during a training organised for biomedical technicians and engineers by the FCTA, in collaboration with a non-profit organisation based in the United States of America, Medshare.
She stressed that the training was in line with the administration’s transformation agenda of providing world-class and affordable healthcare delivery, from primary to tertiary healthcare facilities.
“Effective and efficient medical practice is dependent on availability of skilful human resources, functional diagnostic medical equipment and hygienic working environment.
“It is my utmost belief that this capacity building programme will generate ripples of change among biomedical technicians and engineers in handling and maintenance of our medical equipment and ensure their optimal functionality,” she added.