Anambra to sanction health centers with family planning service charges

Monday, April 26, 2021

Anambra state government has warned Primary Health Care (PHC) centers in the state to desist from making financial demands from patients accessing family planning services in the facilities or be sanctioned.
The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala gave the warning in Awka at a Media Roundtable on Family Planning organised by The Change Initiative, tagged, “Improving Access to Family Planning Services among Women of Reproductive Age in Anambra State”
Okpala, represented by the Director of Public Health and Disease Control, Dr. Uchechukwu Onyejimbe, insisted that family planning services were free in all government-owned health facilities as provisions were made for materials needed for the services.
He however noted that government could not determine the fees being charged in private facilities, but appealed to them to be considerate in their charges to ensure patients with financial challenges were accommodated.
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