The Anambra State Ministry of Health has said beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme will be posted to work in hospitals, Concise News reports.
This news medium understands that the Permanent Secretary in State Ministry of Health John Ndibe said this recently.
Ndibe spoke at an orientation programme for 120 private medical proprietors in Awka, the State capital.
He said that the N-power officers to be posted to the private health facilities have been equipped to perform certain tasks to give feedback to the government via the data they would collate from such hospitals.
On her part, state family planning coordinator Stella Ekweozor said the Anambra government want to liaise with private hospitals since they attend to more clients than government-owned hospitals.
“We are not training the doctors because by virtue of their duties, they are already trained on family planning,” she said.
“Rather, we want to give them update on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives, LARC, and most importantly, counselling clients on the best methods to apply in family planning.”
According to her, data collection had been a problem between private hospitals and the ministry of health which.
She, however, noted that that was why the government decided to send N-Power staff as data clerks to all the private health facilities.