Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has said his administration will continue to prioritise people’s health.
Speaking at the inauguration of eight of the newly renovated Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) across the state, he linked a peaceful and prosperous state with good health
Former Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole noted that the governor’s decision to construct, renovate and revitalised 332PHCs at a go is unprecedented in the history of the country.
He hailed him for raising the bar of governance through the provision of quality service across all sectors.
Last week, the government announced that it would begin 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.
Yesterday, the governor launched 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 inaugurated by him, while PHC Odesan and PHC Fayemi Ikija, all in Ife-South Local Government Area were inaugurated by Deputy Governor Benedict Alabi.
PHC Anwo, Irepodun Local Government Area, 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 all, 25 of the PHCs are expected to be inaugurated between Monday and Wednesday.
Speaking at one of the inauguration ceremonies, Governor Oyetola said the state’s revitalisation initiative was a holistic programme that covered renovation of facilities, provision of modern equipment, supply of drugs, training and retraining of workers and employment of technology to power health care delivery for optimum results.
The Supervisor for Works, Remi Omowaye, hailed the efforts of the government at ensuring that every citizen has access to quality, affordable and adequate health facilities.