By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
In its bid to fulfil his promise of revamping the health sector in Ogun State, Governor Dapo Abiodun has procured modern medical equipment for hospitals across the State.
The Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro while taking delivery of the state of the art equipment at State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, said the health sector was now witnessing transformation, with the procurement of equipment and renovation of some of the State’s secondary health facilities.
Dr. Aigoro disclosed that equipment procured by the new administration include; anaesthesia machine, patient monitor, single and double oxygen concentrator, gunnery trolleys, incubator resuscitative machine, foldaway sketcher, delivery beds, laparoscopic unit, cardiotocographic machine, cardiac defibrillators, instrument trolleys, suctioning, autoclaving machine, wheel chairs among others.
He expressed optimism that the effect of infrastructural development in the health sector would enhance the efficiency of the health care workforce and enhance quality service delivery.
He added that with the recent renovation and procurement of modern health equipment to Ilaro State Hospital, delivery of state of the art equipment to Ijaye State Hospital and the construction of standard Dialysis unit at Ijebu Ode State Hospital through private public partnership, Ogun State would soon become a destination of choice for persons in quest of qualitative medical care.
On his part, the Medical Director, State Hospital, Ijaye, Dr. Kayode Olaseinde said, the revamp experience in the hospital would go a long way to enhance the re-accreditation of the post-graduate and residency training programme in obstetrics and gynaecology by the West Africa Post Graduate Medical College in the hospital.
The medical director added that the modern facilities would aid medical practitioners to measure and monitor different aspects of patients’ well-being and ensure timely diagnosis.
The state government’s effort in the sector was hailed by the state House of Assembly through its Committee on Health, led by Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju.
Hon Adeyanju said the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration’s declaration of emergency in the health sector and commencement of recruitment of health personnel to ensure better healthcare delivery to the people was a move in the right direction.
He gave the commendation while leading other members of the Committee to appraise the 2019 Budget Performance of the Ministry of Health, Hospital Management Development Board and State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA).
He lauded the provision of emergency drugs for all patients and accident victims in all parts of the State and the scaling up of community-based Health Insurance Scheme in all Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State
Adeyanju stated that by doing all these, the current administration has been living up to its promise on fairness, equity and justice to all parts of the State in the delivery of democratic dividends.