Ogun Government assures residents of quality health care
Ogun State Government has assured residents of qualitative health care delivery, in spite of the dwindling revenue occasioned by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was found in a statement signed by both by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, and the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Board, Dr Elijah Ogunsola, in Abeokuta on Thursday.
The state government noted that it had made a significant investment in primary health care by providing consistent availability of basic amenities such as potable water and constant power supply.
It was reacting to rumours making the rounds that expectant mothers were asked to bring gallons of water before they could be attended to due to lack of water supply at the Abeokuta South Local Government Health (LGA) Centre, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta.
The statement maintained that the local government and its medical personnel were equal to the task of resolving the concerns raised and restore normalcy to the centre.
“The Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration remains focused and steady government with a paramount interest in the socio-economic well-being of the citizenry.
“Consequently, despite the myriad of challenges and liabilities of governance inherited, one of the areas where most proactive measures and painstaking efforts have been placed to turning around the fortunes of the state for better is the health sector.
“As a matter of fact, this administration has zero tolerance for poor health care experience and services.
“This underscores the ongoing infrastructural investment made thus far to upgrade over 100 primary health centres across the 20 LGAs,” it said.
The statement added that the state government had provided a monthly running cost for the health facilities across the 236 wards.
“Funds are lodged directly in each of the facilities’ accounts operated by the host community and the facility staff.