By Fatima Muraina
Ondo state government has declared its readiness to partner the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ on various Health Care Service delivery
The state government also urged the union to inform the people about the dangers of Covid-19 and need to get vaccinated.
The agency has assured that it will take up a quarterly medical check up for practising Journalists which will extend to focusing on hepatitis B and C which are declared as more dangerous than B among many others.
Speaking while playing host to the leadership of the NUJ, the Permanent Secretary of Ondo state Primary Health Care Development Agency (OSPHCDA), Dr. Francis Akanbiemu expressed the dangers of the virus as he said “our fear is that there might be variant that might come which may be violent like the previous danger so there is need that people take the vaccination “.
He encouraged mothers to continue to avail their children for vaccination even as the state is rated the highest in children vaccination with a minimum of 76 coverage.
Akanbiemu, however, stated that some officials will be mandated to visit the center to look into areas where they could further collaborate
Earlier, the State Chairman of NUJ, Prince Leke Adegbite raised the need for clinical equipment which he noted as being a major challenge for the clinic to function well.
He congratulated the Permanent Secretary for the honours he has brought to the state and commended the agency for doing well which has earned it more recognition.