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The Director-General, Plateau State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency PLASCHEMA, Dr. Fabong Jemchang says the agency is committed to improving healthcare infrastructure in the 17 local government areas of the state.

Jemchang said this when he paid a visit to ECWA community clinic in Zagun, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State

It would recalled that the ECWA DCC Zagun had set up a committee to seek PLASCHEMA intervention to revive the moribund health facility since it is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that every plateau resident has equitable access to quality and affordable health care services.

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While undertaking an assessment tour of the Ecwa community health center Zagun which was established in 1915 by missionaries and had gone moribund the Director General Dr Jemchang said the agency’s mandate was to carry out intervention where necessary to support health facilities.

According to him, the agency is saddled with the mandate of carrying out intervention where necessary to support health facilities and qualitative service delivery.

Jemchang assured the community that the agency would overhaul its delivery room, provide the clinic with furniture, generating set and solar panels for steady power supply.

He also said that the agency would provide a refrigerator for the preservation of vaccines, adding that the Agency would equip the community center with modern facilities for equal access to health services.

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“The right to quality and affordable Healthcare Services has nothing to do with one’s ethnic extraction, Political affiliation or Religious beliefs. It is simply humanity in display, for God and the people”.

Jemchang added that the health centre served to bring democracy to hard to reach areas by ensuring that the clinic performed at its optimal.

Earlier, Chairman of the committee of the ECWA Church on the Hospital intervention Hon. Jacob Adikaba said the only option for the committee was to sought for PLASCHEMA intervention to revive its moribund clinic, saying the Clinic which has been the last hope of the various villages in Zagun with the population of over 27,000 need immediately intervention.

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Also Speaking a Member of the Committee and professor of Family Medicine Jos UniversityTeaching Hospital JUTH Prof. Aboi Madaki appreciated and commended the timely intervention of PLASCHEMA to the community.

He said that ECWA Church had set up a committee to seek the agency’s intervention to revive the moribund health facility, saying the hospital which takes care of the health needs of over 20000 people was no longer effective appreciated the agency for timely intervention.

Madaki disclosed that the committee had to approach PLASCHEMA because they found that the agency was saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that every Plateau residents had equitable access to quality and affordable health care services.

The Chairman ECWA DCC Zangun Rev. Joseph Ijah, and Supervisor/ Zonal Coordinator ECWA Health Services Mr Matawal Andrew amongst other officials appreciated PLASCHEMA intervention.

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