Oyo Governor vows to meet WHO standard in health sector

Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reiterated the commitment of his administration to meet the World Health Organization, WHO, recommended standard for the health sector in the State.

The Governor, while commissioning the newly renovated and equipped theatre, ward, radio-imaging and modern medical laboratory at the Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring road and Oranyan Primary Healthcare Center, both in Ibadan, said he would make lives better and the State more habitable for all and sundry.

Makinde vowed that he would complete any abandoned projects of the past administration that would be of benefit to the people of the State, saying government is a continuum and the value of the State money must be demanded.

He stated: “I don’t care. If they like let them say that we have come to commission a project initiated by APC and even completed by APC, the real value to us is that we want people of the State to have value for the money.

The Governor therefore called on stakeholders in the health sector to partner the State Government in its bid to take the health sector to greater heights.

He disclosed, “We are already having indication that a lot of people want to work with us in Oyo State because they saw our sincerity that we placed the interest of our people far above our personal interest… I’m talking about my team, so by the grace of God we shall deliver our mandate and promises.”

Earlier in his remarks at the event, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Victor Bello, charged all the people and staffers of the hospital to use the facilities provided by the government judiciously and alert security agents if they see anybody that wants to vandalise the facilities.

In his remarks, the Chief Consultant of the Hospital, Dr. Femi Adesanya, said the Governor had fulfilled the promise he made to turn around and make the hospital a medical tourist center in Nigeria.

He noted that the mammogram machine that was commissioned could only be seen in a few hospitals in the country, while also appreciating and promising the government that the facilities would be maintained for the usage of the good people of the State.

Ime Njoku