Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state. Twitter

Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has put in place a training programme for the council’s health workers.

Concise News understands that the training is aimed at honing the workers’ skills to enable quality service delivery for the people.

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The Director, Primary Health Care Centre (PHC) of the area, Haruna Kuje, made this disclosure on Friday at a one-day symposium organised for select community health workers in the area.

“This training is aimed at updating the knowledge of health practitioners, especially those manning primary health care centres in this area in order to improve on the health status of our people,” Kuje said.

“There is the need to continue updating the knowledge of health workers with modern skills in order to meet up with the health challenges of the people, especially the rural dwellers.

“The training is also to help health workers to tackle the prevalence of maternal and child mortality.

“It will also enable them to perform their duties in line with the vision of government in improving the health and wellbeing of rural dwellers.”

he called on the health practitioners in the area to abide by the code of their professional ethics in the interest of the health of the people.

According to reports, no fewer than 15 health workers, manning health facilities in the area, were selected for the programme.