Efforts of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to further consolidate on the achievements of previous administrations in the health care sector of the State of Osun is applauded daily by residents of the state.
With varying testimonies, beneficiaries of the various initiatives to further reposition the health sector for efficient delivery are full of gratitude to the gesture of government to cater for their healthy living.
Immediately after its inauguration, the present administration swung into action with the renovation and revitalization of the 332 primary healthcare centers in the state.
Aside this, it brought back to life the moribund General Hospital In Ejigbo and flagged the construction of 120-bedded state of the art facility including doctors quarters at the premises of the state specialist hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo.
Other initiatives in the sector have seen to the welfare of the doctors with the upgrade of the CONMESS and CONHESS salary structure for all category of health workers in the state in a bid to ensure that the welfare of frontline health workers are guaranteed.
Even with COVID-19, the government has continued to fulfill its mandate of providing the needed aid and technical assistance to healthcare facilities, centers and other relevant aspects of the sector.
A visit to the Primary Healthcare centre at Oja Timi, Ede North Local Government espoused the current state of things in healthcare service delivery in the state.
Nursing mothers who spoke to OsunMediaHub were full of praises to the Oyetola administration for the deliberate effort to cater for the health needs of the citizenry.
In separate interviews, they expressed satisfaction with the health care service delivery under the current dispensation urging government not to relent.
“We have been using this place before the renovation. The renovation endeared us more to this place. We are always ready and happy to come to the hospital.”
“We were taken care free of charge during our period of pregnancy to the point of delivery. As you can see, we are here again and this is how we have received services here without paying a dime. The nurses are really trying for us.”
“The government has done very well. We applaud Governor Oyetola for what he has done. Even with the paucity of funds, they have continued to double up efforts to cater for our welfare. We are happy and grateful to the Governor.”
The secretary of the primary healthcare center, Mrs Rachael Otitoju noted that the present administration has remained committed to making the health care system of the state more vibrant and efficient.
Mrs Otitoju commended the government for its proactiveness and dedication to the provision of the needed facilities for the smooth running of Healthcare centres in the state.
“We have never had it so good. If the health sector was good under the last administration, it is better under this one. The government has been proactive, responsive and responsible. We get drugs, equipment and other needed materials as soon as we request for them.”
“The renovation has increased the tally of the number of patients we have per day. Before, we have only 20 but currently, it’s risen to 90 per day. People come to PHCs more because of the quality service we provide.”
“What we only need is Staff. Once we have more staff, they would be able to join hands with those in-charge to attend to our patients. We are grateful to Governor Oyetola for this and we want him to do more.”