Osun govt rehabilitates 100 primary healthcare centres

The Osun Government says it has rehabilitated 100 primary health care centres towards ensuring qualitative health delivery across the state.

Addressing a news conference on Wednesday in Osogbo, Dr Rafiu Isamotu and Mr Remi Omowaye, who are member of State’s Committee on Health, said the inauguration of the rehabilitated PHCs would commence on Sept. 13.

Isamotu said the government was aiming at the rehabilitation of 332 PHCs and 57 secondary health care centres.

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

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Isamotu said there was no longer need for residents of the state struggling to access health care at the general hospitals, adding that drugs have been made available in all the PHCs with adequate equipment.

“We have equipped all 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.

Speaking on the availability of personnel, Isamotu disclosed that arrangements had been concluded to ensure that none of the hospitals lacks adequate personnel.

“Issue of personnel had been addressed and is awaiting approval of the governor.

“We want to make sure that all doctors and consultants are duly engaged. Every Doctor employed by government will work.

On his part, Omowaye said that the health insurance scheme was not left out in the process, noting that a huge amount has been committed to the scheme.