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.