The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Rivers Government to strengthen primary healthcare services in the state to ensure qualitative services.

WHO’s Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Rui Gama Vas, made the call in Port Harcourt when he visited Rivers Governor, Chief Nyeson Wike.

The WHO representative expressed the readiness of the world body to provide necessary technical assistance to the state in critical areas of public health administration.

He also appealed to the state government to sustain all ongoing immunisation programmes aimed at tackling child-killer diseases.

In his speech, Wike said his administration has a robust healthcare programme that would reposition healthcare delivery system in the state.

He added that his administration would soon commence the re-equipping and reorganisation of primary healthcare facilities in the state to ensure effective services.