In Ondo, pregnancy is no longer a death sentence — Mimiko

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BY Dayo Johnson Akure

GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko  says  his administration has reversed  the unwholesome trend that saw  Ondo State being  labelled the worst in  maternal and child health care  in the South-west.
He spoke in Akure at the commissioning of the state Primary Health Care Development Board.

”We have demostrated  avowed commitment and dedication to the removal of all obstacles inhibiting the required interface between the vunerable members of the society and quality health care delivery services,” the governor said.
“Today, the story has completely changed as Ondo State is now credited for having the best maternal and child health care programme in Nigeria and beyond.

” Our Abiye (Safe Motherhood) programme has become a reference point not only in Nigeria but internationally.”
Mimiko explained  that the establishment of the new outfit  was  another giant stride to further consolidate the achievement of government in the health sector.

According to him, on assumption of office, the state government put in place  programmes that have yielded positive changes in the health care delivery.
He listed the interventions in the health sector to include the Mother and Child Hospital, Emergency Medical Trauma  Center and the 25 units capacity renal dialysis center equipped with state-of-the-art  equipment.

The state Health Commissioner, Dr Dayo Adeyanju, said that the establishment of the Primary Health Care Development Board was to  consolidate the achievement of the administration in the health sector. Adeyanju lauded the governor for approving funds for the construction of the edificewhich was completed within six weeks.


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