Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has promised that the Adeoyo state Hospital in Ibadan, would soon become a medical tourist centre and destination for Nigerians.
Makinde said this when he led other officials of the State government, on an inspection of the facilities at the state-owned health centre.
While disclosing that the essence of the visit was to have an on-the-spot assessment and the state of the facilities and personnel in the hospital, the Governor asserted that there was a huge gap between what he met on the ground and his expectations before the visit.
Provision of Medical Equipment
Governor Makinde however pledged to upgrade the hospital through the provision of modern day medical equipment and human capital development.
He said, ”Health is one of the pillars that this administration is resting on, and we believe if we have a healthy population, we will have more productivity.”
As part of the process to repositioning the health centre, Makinde promised to inaugurate the Radiology Unit of the hospital before his hundred days in office.
”If we do the right thing, perform very well in this hospital and let the whole world know what we are doing here, this can end up as the medical tourist destination for the country,” Governor Makinde said.
He reiterated the commitment of the State government to supporting the hospital and other state-owned health centres in terms of logistics, mobilization and security.
The Governor charged the hospital management and other staff to be more committed to their duties and join hands with his government in repositioning the hospital.
”So I want you to work with us in the journey to repositioning the hospital to have its glory back,” he added.
The Chief Consultant of the hospital, Dr Femi Adesanya, commended the governor on his plan towards repositioning the State healthcare delivery system.
Adesanya promised that the hospital management and other staff would remain committed to government’s efforts towards the upgrading of the hospital.