Medical facilities in Ogun State as essential health care institutions have been identified for improved intervention to further sustain and better the overall health care delivery in the State.

This assertion was made by the Special Adviser on Government Delivery,and Head, Government Delivery Unit, (GDU) Mr Lekan Onamusi at the quarterly inspection tour around government initiatives projects and facilities in the State.

The inspection team led by Onamusi in company of the State Consultant on Government Delivery, Mr Robert Odiachi and staffers of GDU, took critical look at the level of facilities in place and how well they are serving the health needs of the State.

“The focus of this outing is to see to it that health care in primary, secondary and tertiary facilities are optimally utilised and offer the needed health support for inhabitants of the State. Dapo Abiodun -led administration is interested in assessing the level of facilities, via avis efficiency level and to see how things can be improved to make the health sector better for it” he said.

MD/CEO State Hospital Ijaye, Abeokuta, Dr Bunmi Osinaike during an interview, identified the interest of the hospital management in improving on efficiency, saying that as a facility, the hospital offers both secondary and tertiary services, trainings for medical students and the likes. In his words, “we keep doing the needful as an health facility and we also try to improve on our services by harnessing more resources; both human and capital”

Similarly, MD/CEO, Oba Ademola II Maternity hospital, Dr Taiwo Olugbenga stated that the hospital facility has served the people of the State over decades and is waxing stronger in its essence. “The hospital will sustain its long lived legacy as a maternity facility and we are looking to make it a one-stop facility that caters for all maternal health demands,”, he said

Mr Odiachi, who is consulting for the Ogun State mentioned that the monitoring and evaluation exercise will not fail to capture it’s essence, which is to strengthen the capacity of existing infrastructure and amenities in the state. ” We are looking at exploring other avenues like Public Private partnership (PPP), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the likes with a view to operating a more robust health facilities across the state. We have identified all these options and are confident in the result we will get” he expressed.

The inspection exercise according to the Special Adviser is on-going will not be limited to Ogun Central Senatorial district, but extends to the East and West as it progresses.

Among other facilities visited were Olikoye Ransom Kuti Memorial Hospital,Asero, Abeokuta, and Abeokuta North Local Government Health Centre, Adeun.

Rasak Sekoni
Press Officer, GDU

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