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Ondo Community Health Practitioners Inaugurate Branch Officers

By Dupson Collins, 6th July, 2023

The National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria (NACHPN), Ondo State Chapter has Inaugurated Branch Officers of the association across the eighteen Local Government Area Councils of State.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Community Health House, Oshinle Akure, Ondo State Capital on Thursday 6th of July, 2023.

In his welcome address, the State Chairman of the association, Comrade Ogunleye Josiah Folorunso while thanking invited guests that graced the occasion said NACHPN over the years have played pivotal roles in transforming healthcare services at the grassroots level, adding that the association tireless efforts have brought healthcare closer to the people.

He Commended the management of Ondo State Primary Health and Community Development Agency (OSPHCDA) for the advancement of its members from Grade Level 7 to Grade Level 8 while also asking the management of the agency to assist in the monthly central deductions of its members in their establishment.

The Chairman charged the newly sworn-in Branch Officers to see their new position as a call to service saying they have been entrusted with vital roles in the administration and delivery of healthcare services in their respective local governments.

His words, “Your dedication, competence and leadership will be the driving force behind our collective success. It is crucial that we work together as a cohesive unit, collaborating with various stakeholders and partners to build a healthcare system that is responsive, efficient and accessible to all”.

Comrade Ogunleye urged the Officers to seize the opportunity of their position to foster strong partnership with other healthcare professionals, community leaders and government agencies, leveraging their expertise and resources for the betterment of their communities.

” We must continuously strive for excellence in our service delivery. As leaders, it is our duty to inspire and motivate our teams, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to carry out their duties effectively”.

He implored the Officers to make the best use of the opportunity given to them by members to make a lasting impact on the lives of their people, asking them to work tirelessly to improve healthcare services in all the 18 Local Governments of Ondo State.

In separate goodwill messages, past Chairmen and Secretaries of the association congratulated the Branch Officers on their inauguration, advising them to live above board in all their dealings.

They were also charged to be accountable and use the association fund judiciously, promoting love and unity among members of their respective local governments.

The Oath of Office was administered on them by Barr Afuwape who later gave the Officers orientation on how to use the association constitution as guide in their line of duties.

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