Technology ‘ll boost healthcare system– Aiyedatiwa

By Adedotun Ajayi

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has stressed the pivotal role of human capital development in driving the economy.

This is just as he emphasized that it is imperative for Nigeria’s healthcare system to leverage technology for effective management and efficient service delivery. 

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He stated, “Data gathering is very important, and also, the usage of technology enhances health delivery. In this present day, in the circle that we are in, everything is being enhanced with technology.”

Aiyedatiwa stated this on Monday during a courtesy visit from the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria to his office. 

The governor urged the members of the association to engage in further research and collaborations with the global community. 

Commending their bravery and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic, he noted their invaluable contributions to humanity during challenging times.

Assuring the association of government’s unwavering support, the governor acknowledged the strides made by the late Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in addressing healthcare issues, particularly through infrastructure interventions. 

He stressed the importance of Nigeria harnessing its abundant natural resources to embark on drug manufacturing initiatives. 

“it is crucial for Nigeria to harness its abundant natural resources to embark on drug manufacturing initiatives. We possess the raw materials needed for pharmaceutical production, all that is needed now are concerted efforts to establish manufacturing facilities.”

“By manufacturing drugs locally, Nigeria could significantly diminish its dependence on imported medications. This initiative would not only amplify accessibility to essential drugs but also catalyze economic growth by fostering job creation and advancing industrial development.” He added

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Salmas Ibrahim Anas, Special Assistant to the President on Health, echoed Governor Aiyedatiwa’s sentiments and emphasized the imperative of partnerships between the federal and state governments to achieve healthcare objectives. 

She highlighted the need for collaborative efforts in advancing healthcare policies, infrastructure development, and capacity building to address healthcare challenges across the nation.

Responding, President of the association, Alphonsus Isara, commended Governor Aiyedatiwa for his proactive approach and pledged the APHPN’s support for initiatives aimed at strengthening healthcare systems and promoting local drug manufacturing. 

He reiterated the association’s commitment to collaborating with the government to enhance healthcare delivery.

The meeting was well attended by the Secretary to the State Government, Tayo Oluwatuyi, Head of Service, Mr Bayo Philip, Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, SA on Information, Akogun Olugbenga Omole, and SA on Health, Simidele Odimayo. 

Technology ‘ll boost healthcare system– Aiyedatiwa

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