By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
In a determined bid to provide quality health care services to the people, Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde has said that his administration will upgrade the Adeoyo State Hospital to world class standard such that can compete favourably with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The governor stated this during a visit to Adeoyo State Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan for an on the spot assessment of its facilities.
The Governor said: “Our aspiration is to ensure that people receive world class treatment here. We don’t want everybody to be going to University College Hospital.
“We will make this hospital become very high standard that will be close to UCH standard
“Health is one of the major pillars that my administration will rest on and will ensure that quality healthcare is available to the people.”
The governor further expressed his concern for the poor state of facilities at the hospital but he maintained that his administration would turn the fortunes of the hospital and other health centers across the state around.
He said: “We will turn the hospital and other health centres across the state to world class health centres that would be conducive for patients with a view to receiving quality treatment.”
Makinde, who rated the hospital’s facilities at 30 per cent, at present, said “we want to get pass mark in the health sector.”
Also, the governor promised to improve on the welfare packages of the workers and make the working conditions conducive.
His words: “For staff, we will do our best to motivate you and when we are doing that, to whom much is given, much is also expected.”
The Governor had embarked on the spot assessment, to ensure he sees things for himself and assess the extent of rot.
He asked the management of the hospital to submit its shopping list to his office immediately to enable the government upgrade the standard.
Earlier, the Chief Consultant of the hospital, Dr. Soji Adeyanju thanked the Governor for the visit and promised that the staff of the hospital will cooperate with the state government in its bid to take Oyo State health sector to the promise land