We ‘ll bring healthcare services to your doorsteps-Oyetola

We ‘ll bring healthcare services to your doorsteps-Oyetola

From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has restated his administration’s commitment to bring adequate and qualitative healthcare delivery to the doorsteps of citizens.

The governor disclosed this during the official launching of National Roll-out of the Implementation of Enrolment of Clients for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) in Osogbo.

Oyetola said his administration had been working round the clock to reposition the health sector by making health facilities accessible, affordable and sustainable for all.

He said his government is determined to commence the implementation of Health Insurance Scheme this month to make healthcare equitable.

The governor who urged the people to stop patronising traditional doctors and quacks, assured them that in line with extant requirements, government shall ensure effective implementation of all the components of the programme which include antenatal care, child delivery care (including caesarian section) and free immunization for pregnant women.

He commended President Muha‎mmadu Buhari for being supportive to the state in  its effort to promote quality healthcare delivery.

In his address, the Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole commended the administration of Governor Oyetola for keying into the national health policies and programmes of the Federal Government which earned the state the opportunity to host and kick off of the national programme with the funding support of the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other development partners.

According to the Minister, the fund is equivalent to payment for the management of two hundred and seventy thousand (270,000) women with normal deliveries, seven hundred and sixty three thousand (763,000) under 5-childhood illnesses or five hundred and seventy two thousand (572,000) cases of malaria.

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