EKSG Partners FTH for effective health services
By Victor Akinkuolie
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has reiterated the commitment of his administration towards ensuring better health and service delivery at the grassroots by creating a synergy with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, and other relevant institutions.
The Governor stated this while receiving members of management and governing council of the hospital in his office. He expressed his readiness to work out modalities that will enable consultants in the hospital attend to patients at the Primary and Basic health facilities in the state.
Fayemi commended the giant strides the management and the governing council of the hospital had taken to reposition the hospital but appealed for more synergy with the host community through recruitment of the local people as workers in the hospital.
Governor Fayemi announced that Ekiti State University would soon graduate its first set of medical students following the final accreditation of its College of Medicine by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria adding that his government has proposed to employ the students on graduation to fortify the staff strength of state health services.
The Governor who congratulated the students and their parents over the accreditation, said with strategic collaboration between the government and these institutions, the administration would actualise its dream of bringing health care delivery closer to the people.
Dr Fayemi explained, “We have like 300 Primary Health Centres, we’ve just chosen about 177 of them for our basic health care provision, and we believe that our consultants at the teaching hospital can just put in a little bit of time when they are not busy in the teaching hospital.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Governing Board of the hospital Hon. Abubakar Sukababa solicited the support of the state government to enable it continue to deliver quality health services to the people.
Sukababa said the hospital is in dire need of a well-equipped Ambulance and other operational vehicles as well as support for the construction of the road network in the hospital.
Also speaking at the event, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Kunle Ajayi said the hospital would collaborate with sister institutions in the state to ensure effective and adequate health service delivery to the people.