PHA URGE NOT TO NEGLECT ROUTINE HEALTH PROGRAM
Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Daoni Esorom has urged the health authorities not to neglect the routine health programs over COVID-19.
He said there are surges in most provinces and the natural reaction is to redirect resources, including manpower to take care of the COVID-19 cases.
Dr Esorom however says PHAs must ensure that priority is given also to priority programs like the malaria program, Maternal Child Health, Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI), Tuberculosis, HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases.
He says they are seeing a trend that there is an increasing number of people dying from diseases other than COVID-19.
Dr Esorom further says, the focus must be given to priority programmes to avoid deaths that are preventable.
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