By Sade Adewale, Ondo
Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredeolu, has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards providing functional and qualitative healthcare services to the people of the state.
Akeredolu, represented by his Special Adviser on Health Matters, Prof. Francis Faduyile, made this known during an assessment of medical personnel and infrastructures at the Medical Complex and Ondo Complex of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in Ondo.
He opined that strengthening the health system in the changing world bears the focus of this present administration through the provision of affordable and qualitative medical services to the people of the state.
The Governor added that the welfare of medical and health-related workers was also top priority of his administration.
He explained that medical infrastructures on ground at the Teaching Hospital were massive enough to take care of gamut of medical cases and challenges facing the people for a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the State if properly utilized by the managers of the health facilities.
However, he charged managers of those equipments to maintain them very well so that it can last longer, save government costs and service the general public.
According to him, government would not rest on her oars towards procuring more required infrastructures for qualitative improved health services delivery in the state.
Akeredolu described the essence of the assessment tour as an eye opener to evaluate baseline information on the ground for critical stakeholders’ engagement on the subject matter and to proffer enduring solutions.
He added that the information gathered would assist the government towards updating State’s health policy for tremendous progress achievements.
During the tour, he said, the staff of the Teaching Hospital were well enthusiastic; also patients’ testimonies about their good conducts were overwhelming, advising them to build on them for optimal effective service delivery.