Osun to inaugurate 100 Primary health care centres

By Segun Adegoke, Osogbo

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Osun Governor Gboyega Oyetola

Osun state will on Friday embark on the inauguration of 100 recently revitalized Primary Health Care Centers (PHCs) in the state.

Dr Rafiu Isamotu and Engr. Remi Omowaiye, members of the State Committee on Health, stated this on Wednesday at a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital.

They disclosed that Governor Gboyega Oyetola on assumption of office embarked on revitalisation of the PHCs to make health care accessible to people at the grassroots.

According to the committee, the state government is targeting rehabilitation of 332 PHCs and 57 Secondary Health Care Centers across the state.

The Committee said rehabilitation of some units in the state’s general hospitals have also commenced.

The Health Committee advised residents to take advantage of the newly improved health care centres, noting that drugs and state of the art medical equipment had been deployed to all the PHCs for the benefit of the people.

“We have equipped all the hospitals in line with the standard of the World Health Organization (WHO). We are not focusing on the PHCs only, rehabilitation of 57 Secondary Healthcare Centres is ongoing.

Speaking on availability of personnel to man the health centres, the committee disclosed that arrangements had been concluded to provide adequate man power, stressing that healthcare is top priority for the Oyetola administration

“The issue of personnel has been addressed by the Health Committee and is awaiting approval of the governor. We want to make sure that our doctors and consultants are duly engaged. Every doctor employed by government will find something to do.”

The committee also stated that premium health insurance for Osun people is part of the process, noting that huge sums of money had been committed to the scheme for optimal performance.

Emmanuel Ukoh