Osun inaugurates six-man committee to boost, revitalize health sector

OSUN State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday inaugurated a six-man committee to oversee the activities of the health sector in the state.

The committee which is chaired by the Oyetola himself is saddled with the responsibility of reviving and revitalizing the health sector.

The committee code-named “State of Osun Special Health Intervention and Revitalization,” is expected to review the state of the health sector for efficient and effective healthcare delivery.

Apart from the Governor who is the Chairman of the Committee, other members of the Committee include former Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, Dr Simeon Afolayan, Professor Adeyinka Aderinto, former Commissioner for Science, Innovation and Technology, Engineer Remi Omowaye and former Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Bola Oyebamiji.

The Committee according to Governor Oyetola will leverage on the quick rehabilitation and revitalization of 332 Primary Healthcare Centres across the state.

Oyetola said the present administration in the state decided to constitute the committee as part of efforts to meet the critical needs of the citizenry on the health sector.

He further contended that the development was in line with the agenda of his administration to build healthy citizens by ensuring that every resident of the state has access to health facilities.

He added that the gesture will further help to make life easier for the people particularly people at the grassroots who hitherto have some challenges.

Oyetola said the rehabilitation and revitalization process will be run under the auspices of the Ministry of Health which will champion the success of the initiative.

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According to Oyetola, “this is a reflection of our commitment to ensure free healthcare delivery at primary and secondary levels. It shows that we take the health sector seriously and that we are paying serious attention to the health sector.

“This is to show that we have health as one of the critical sectors to be improved upon within100 days‎ of our administration.

“Apart from the fact that this state had recorded huge success in building infrastructure in all sectors, we are going to maintain the tempo of development in the health sector and ensure that they are fully revitalized.

“So, when we talk about revitalization, it is not about making the hospital beautiful, but it also entails the provision of drugs, personnel and making sure that the infrastructure is good,” he added.

The former Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu ‎‎who spoke on behalf of members of the Committee pledged to work and support the Governor at actualizing the dreams.

He assured the Governor that the Committee would deliver on the mandate given to it, saying “we will ensure that before the 100 days of the Governor in office a lot of achievements are made.”

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