DR. MRS. NDIDI CHIKANELE UTCHAY
Ministry of Health, Rivers State.
The Office of the Permanent Secretary
The Permanent Secretary is the Accounting Officer of the Ministry of Health. She oversees the day to day activities of the Ministry with the directors.
Rivers State Ministry of Health is statutory responsible for driving the Health care policy of the Government of Rivers State, specially, in the provision of an effective and qualitative Health care delivery system in the state.
The activities of Ministry of Health covers Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Health Services. The Local Government councils have the responsibility for providing primary health care services. This is achieved through 342 Primary health care facilities, 21 functional Secondary facilities and 4 Tertiary/Specialist facilities located in the 23 Local Government Area of the State.
The above functions of the State Ministry of Health are performed by its eight (8) departments and agencies/boards.