By Mary Agidi
To further prevent diseases through improved access to basic healthy services and developing a high performing health workforce in the state, Ondo state government has said that oxygen therapy equipment (Oxygen concentrator) with mask will be distributed to all Primary Health Care in all the 18 local government areas of the state to treat serious life respiratory diseases in children.
The Executive Secretary of the Ondo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Akanbiemu Francis made this known during the meeting of all programme officers, Local governments Coordinators and Directors of the board in Akure.
He added that training programmes will also be organised for the health workers to handle the equipment effectively.
The Ondo State Head of Service, Mr Toyin Akinkuotu who paid an unscheduled visit to the board during the meeting upon listening to all the interventions of the current administration to prevent diseases through the board lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN for his inmmense contribution in improving access to basic health services and developing a high performing health workforce in Ondo state at the Primary Health Care Board.
In a Press release issued by the Press Officer of the office of the Head of Service, Mr Tope Akinjide, Akanbiemu said that the Board is working assiduously to provide technical and programmatic support to all the Local Government areas and other stakeholders in the functioning, planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring of primary Health Care centers in the state.
He enumerated numerous health control preventable diseases the Board has improved upon significantly across the state to include polio eradication, campaign against measles and to limit the occurrence and impact of diseases using education, immunization and other proven interventions.
He further said that the Board has improved quality of care in all the Primary HealthCare facilities in the state by ensuring that basic health care services are people-oriented and to deliver it according to the established quality standards and protocols.
According to the Secretary, the board has strengthened community engagements in the State by promoting community participation, ownership and responsibility for health through ward development committees , communication and programmes.