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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has commissioned the Renal Dialysis Unit, High Dependency Unit and the Diabetes Screening and Treatment Centre built inside the Adeoyo Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan.

The Renal Dialysis Centre was set up with support from the Global Fund and Chief Tunde Afolabi while the High Dependency Unit was set up with support from the family of Prof. Afolabi.

The Governor, while commissioning the facilities at the Ring Road State Hospital, thanked the two organisations for the support given to the state to improve health care delivery in the state.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring that residents have adequate access to health care delivery.

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Similarly, the governor inspected six Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) where renovation works had been completed as part of the administration’s ongoing renovation and equipment of 351 Primary Health Care Centres across the state.

The renovation and remodelling projects are according to the state government, aimed at improving health system at the grassroots.

The governor, while inspecting the Primary Health Care Centres at Ikumapayi in Olodo; Irefin; Oke Are in Beere in Ibadan North LG; Odo-Ona, Elebu in Ido LG and Ring Road, said the facilities will be run by the Oyo State Health insurance Scheme(OYSHIA).

He pledged that he would personally pay for One Thousand (1,000) enrollees at the Ikumapayi PHC in Olodo and Five Hundred (500) enrollees at the Elebu PHC in Ido, Ibadan.

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He explained that the government would commission the  facilities when they are well-equipped and staffed for the usage of the people at the grassroots, saying: “What I have come to do is the inspection of the standard primary health care centre built here in Ikumapayi. From what I have seen inside, the facility is standard.

“Actually, I am supposed to come back here for commissioning but before that, I want them to meet with me so we can talk about the staffing, which must be done in a manner that is sustainable.

“Before I commission this facility, there has to be a template for the staffing, which must be sustainable.

“They already told me what they require to ensure that this is seen as a functional primary health care centre. They also told me that the community also contributed so much to this. “So, I am encouraging you to take care of it. Whatever the government needs to do will be done.

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“In six to eight weeks, this facility must be staffed adequately. We are going to run it with health insurance. The OYSHIA officials already told me that they have about 500 individuals who have registered for the insurance. And personally, I will also provide money for another 500 people to make it 1,000.

“In Oyo State, we don’t want anybody to go beyond more than 1 kilometre from where they live before they could have  access to good health care.”


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