On 08/Nov/2019 / In Articles
The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has stated that primary health care delivery was one of the top cardinal programmes of his administration, saying he would continue to invest in it by ensuring that basic necessities were provided to make the sector function properly.
He said his government had been responsive to the needs of the people at the primary health care level, including the approval of recruitment of more health workers to boost the capacity of the primary health care for more efficient service delivery.”
The governor, stated this at the third quarter meeting of the 2019 Polio Task Force in Akure, the state capital.
Represented at the meeting by the Special Adviser on Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, the governor noted that the investment of his administration in primary health care had been yielding the desired result as the states came first nationally in routine immunisation with 79 per cent score.
He said, “There is a remarkable improvement in the coverage of antigens. “The state is still maintaining the 300 percent improvement in all primary health care activities as assessed by the Lots Quality Survey, which is a performance result for programme monitoring.
He also disclosed that in an assessment done by the World Health Organisation and other collaborators, the state was rated high in documentation for polio-free certification. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, said the meeting was meant to allow stakeholders review the government’s input, evaluate them and appraise the declared output.
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