The Cross River State primary health sub-sector has been in the limelight and is experiencing waves of glories since the creation of the innovative Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHCDA) by the Supersonic Governor, His Excellency, Sen. Prof. Benedict Ayade. The agency which is headed by Dr. Betta Edu, is moving from strength to strength due to the ingenuity, creativity and innovation the DG is bringing to bear in the state.
The agency is currently recruiting health professionals from different health-related disciplines to fill up the vacuums which have been left for over eight (8) years now. This is, no doubt, aimed at injecting new blood in the system to cater for the various health needs in Cross River State, especially in the rural areas.
The recruitment exercise which began in January, 2019, with opening of website for online application, followed by written test which took place in the three Senatorial Zones, is gradually being wrapped up as the agency has just published schedules for for final interview.
Speaking on the development in a chat with Kadiri Abraham, Secretary, Oja-Ugu Supporters’ Forum, Chief Angela Ogeyi Odey – SSA to Governor Ayade on Mobilization and Enlightenment applauded Dr. Betta Edu on her hard work, creativity and innovative steps that are attracting the attention of the nation to Cross River State.
She said: ” Governor Ayade’s ingenuity and ‘digital quest’ has manifested in the health sector by his visionary initiative of birthing the CRSPHCDA and positioning a genius, Dr. Betta Edu to man the agency as DG.” She added that the duo have been making collaborative efforts to scale up healthcare delivery system for the benefit of Cross River inhabitants, stressing the level of transparency and fairness that characterize the ongoing recruitment process by the agency.
She maintains that women of Cross River should emulate Dr. Betta Edu for her virtue – hard work, creativity and focus as these have paved ways for her to walk shoulder to shoulder and rob mind with people that matter in the country. ” _I am not surprised that Dr. Betta Edu is the topic of the media in recent times, with her fame whirling like a wild fire. She has not achieved this by the elixir of her beauty and charming physiognomy. But I strongly believe this is in connected with her virtues – hard work, creativity and focus of ensuring that there is a paradigm shift in Cross River health sector. I wish Cross River women can tread her path, then the sky will become our starting point,” she submitted.