Osun to inaugurate 100 PHC units

The Osun State Government will soon begin the inauguration of first phase of its 100 units of Primary Health Care (PHC).

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, two members of the state Committee on Health, the Supervisor for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu and the Supervisor for Works, Remi Omowaye, said the inauguration would begin tomorrow.

They said the PHCs are due for inauguration since they have been completed.

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

According to them, the government is targeting revitalisation of 332 PHCs and 57 secondary health care.

They advised the residents to go to the general hospitals to enjoy health care.

Isamotu and Omowaye, who noted that drugs are available at the PHCs with adequate equipment, said: “We have equipped the hospitals in line with the best standard of the World Health Organisation (WHO). We are not focusing on the PHCs only; rehabilitation of 57 secondary health care centres is ongoing.”

They said rehabilitation of some units at the general hospitals had begun, while many had been completed.

They said enough medical personnel are available at the health facilities, adding that arrangements have been concluded to ensure that services at the hospitals are friendly.

“The issue of personnel has been addressed and is awaiting governor’s approval. We want to make sure that doctors and consultants are engaged. Every doctor employed by the government will work efficiently. Health insurance will not be left out in the process since huge funds have been committed to the scheme,” they said.

Source: The Nation


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