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Oyetola vows to proritise citizens’ health

Oyetola vows to proritise citizens’ health

 …inaugurates 8 PHCs

From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
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Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to continue to prioritise the health of the people of the state, saying building a peaceful and prosperous state starts with good health.

He made this known while inaugurating eight of the newly renovated Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the state.

The state government had last week announced that it will commence the inauguration of 100 newly-renovated PHCs.

The project is in fulfilment of the governor’s electoral promises to construct, renovate and revitalise 332 PHCs one-per-ward across the state.

On Monday, the governor flagged off the inauguration, with PHC Sabo, Olorunda Local Government Area, PHC Odi-Olowo, Osogbo Local Government Area and PHC Adejuwon, Ede-North Local Government Area, being personally inaugurated  by him, while PHC Odesan and PHC Fayemi Ikija, all in Ife-South Local Government Area, were inaugurated by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi.

Also, PHC Anwo, Irepodun Local Government Area and PHC Akinorun, Ifelodun Local Government Area and PHC Ifewara, Atakunmosa -West Local Government Area, were inaugurated by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola; Head of Service, Dr. Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji in that order. In all, 25 of the PHCs are expected to be inaugurated between Monday and Wednesday.

Speaking at one of the inauguration ceremonies, Oyetola noted that the state’s revitalisation initiative is a holistic programme that covers renovation of facilities, provision of modern equipment, supply of drugs, training and retraining of staff and employment of technology to power healthcare delivery for optimum results.

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He appealed to the people to patronise the hospitals and put into good use, the facilities being put in place.

On his part, former Health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, also noted that the governor’s decision to construct, renovate and revitalise 332PHCs at a go, is unprecedented in the history of the country.

He commended him for raising the bar of governance through the provision of quality services across all sectors.

Earlier, the Supervisor for Works, Remi Omowaye, lauded the efforts of the state government at ensuring that every citizen has access to quality, affordable and adequate health facilities in the state.

Omowaye appealed to the staff and residents of the community to complement the government’s efforts by putting the facilities into good use.

The Executive Secretary, State Primary Healthcare Development Board, Dr. Oluwole Fabiyi, commended the administration for putting in the front burner, the general well-being and health of the citizens of the state.

He described the completion and inauguration of the 100 PHCs across the state as a confirmation of the administration’s commitment to rapidly improve Primary Health Care Service delivery in the state.

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