In a bid to improve access to health care, Osun state government has disclosed that inauguration of the first phase of Primary Health Care, PHCs, in the state will begin on Friday.
In a press conference addressed by members of the committee on health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu and Engr Remi Omowaye, the state government stated that 100 PHCs that was awarded have been completed.
They disclosed that Governor Gboyega Oyetola on assumption of office, embarked on revitalisation of the PHCs to make health care accessible for people at the grassroots.
According to the committee, the state government is targeting revitalisation of 332 PHCs and 57 secondary health care.
They advised residence not to struggle to go the general hospitals to access health care, noting that drugs have been made available in all the PHCs with adequate equipments.
“We have equipped all the hospitals in line with the best standard of the World Health Organization, WHO. We are not focusing on the PHCs only, rehabilitation of 57 secondary health care is ongoing.
They said rehabilitation of some units in the general hospitals have commenced while many have been completed.
Speaking on the availability of personnel, the committee disclosed that arrangements have been concluded to ensure that none of the hospitals lack adequate personnel.
“Issue of personnel has been addressed and is awaiting approval of the governor. We want to make sure that every Doctors and consultants are duly engaged. Every Doctors employed by government will work.
The committee stated that the health insurance is not left out in the process, noting that huge amount has been committed to the scheme.
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