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Osun Gov Restates Commitment To Primary Health Care



…. Set To Deliver 100 Revitalized Health Centre Next Month

By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo

The Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has vowed to use everything within his reach to ensure that the people of the state have access to quality health facilities.

Oyetola noted that as a responsible and responsive government, it was incumbent upon his administration to ensure residents of the state living a healthy lives.

He stated this on Sunday during the inspection of some of the centres under construction around Osogbo, the state capital.

According to the governor, “Health is wealth and no serious government will play with the health of its people because development revolves around it.

“So, the intention is to ensure that our people have access to quality health facilities wherever they live.

Governor Oyetola who expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done in the places he visited said, the first 100 primary health centres revitalized by his Government will be delivered for public use next month.

The government according to Oyetola is revitalizing 332 primary health centres, one per ward, with the grants it received for its performance in the Save A Million Lives (SOML) programme of the World promoted by the federal ministry of health.

He said: “We are here to inspect some of the ongoing Primary Healthcare Centres across the state and to assess the state of the work done and the quality of the job.

“Some weeks ago, we flagged off the revitalisation and rehabilitation of 332 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) out of which 100 of them are witnessing total turnaround already.

“Our intention is to ensure that each of the 332 wards across the state has a PHC and I must appreciate the fact that the federal government has been so helpful on this initiative.

“I am satisfied with what I saw and I can assure that in the next two to three weeks, we must have delivered on the first phase of the project.”

Supervisor for Works, Mr. Remi Omowaye, applauded the administration of Governor Oyetola for being committed to the people’s welfare.

He also assured that 100 of the PHCs will be delivered next month.

Oyetola, who was accompanied by senior government officials, visited the PHC in Jaleyemi and in Irepodun village on the outskirts of Osogbo, where the villagers gave him a big welcome.

The governor also visited the State Hospital, Asubiaro, where he ordered the management to submit a comprehensive report that will quicken the full restoration of the facilities at the hospital.

A part of the hospital especially the Trauma Centre is out of use having been vandalized by invading monkeys, domiciled in the bush behind the hospital, according to officials.

Governor Oyetola assured that his government would address the problems identified in the hospital so as to put it into optimal use. “Our people have a right to quality healthcare service and facilities,” he added.

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