The West African College of Physicians’ Faculty of Family Medicine has described the giant strides of the Mimiko-led administration in Health Care services in Ondo State as second to none in Africa.
A team of Medical experts from the Lagos based College, led by Dr Aboi Madaki, made the assertion during a courtesy visit to Governor Olusegun Mimiko in his office in Akure, following the conclusion at the weekend, of a tour of the state Specialist Hospital and other health facilities in the state for accreditation in Family Medicine Training Programme.
Leader of the team, Dr Aboi Madaki, who said the college was proud of what he called Governor Mimiko’s unprecedented achievements in qualitative healthcare services, particularly with respect to women and children, noted that any nation that wants to make headway in healthcare delivery should take primary healthcare seriously.
While stressing that the state has what it takes to get accreditation in Family Medicine Training Programme, Dr Madaki appealed to the governor to put in place a legal framework that would ensure the sustainability of all his laudable projects in the health sector.
Responding, Governor Mimiko, who thanked the college for the visit, assured of his administration’s commitment to continue to consolidate on the achievements recorded so far in the health sector.
He emphasised that plans were underway to put a legal framework in place in ensuring that all his administration’s health initiatives were sustained.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade, said the visit by the West African College Physicians was another attestation to the fact that Ondo State government has become a model in its qualitative healthcare delivery.
Akinmade attributed the success of the Mimiko-led administration to the commitment of the governor to raising the standard of health care services across the state, which he said has received both national and international accolades.