Towards repositioning Primary Health Care service delivery, the Ogun State Government has taken delivery of a set of hospital equipment, consisting of Anti Shock Garment, Wheel Chair, Autoclave and Oxygen Concentrator Machines and Delivery Bed, donated by the Gardner’s Social Impact Initiative.
Receiving the donations at the Primary Health Center, Sango Ota, the Deputy Governor Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, appreciated the foundation for complementing the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration’s efforts at uplifting the healthcare system in the State, especially at the grassroots, noting that the gesture would improve service delivery within the axis.
Represented by her Senior Special Assistant, Hon. Kola Salako, the Deputy Governor added that the present government was committed to ensuring easy access to quality healthcare at the grassroots, which she said would reduce congestion at the secondary and tertiary health posts.
“If people have easy access to qualitative health at the grassroot, the kind of congestion we have at the secondary and tertiary health posts will diminish, that is why government is doing so much to improve primary health care”, she stated.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, represented by the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola, commended the donor for deeming it fit to give back to the society, promising that the equipment would be put to good use, which in turn would translate to the overall wellbeing of women and children in the State.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman, Transition Committee, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Hon. Wasiu Lawal, appreciated the government for the ongoing renovations of Primary health centers across the State, saying it was a clear display of its commitment to ensure improved healthcare system.
In appreciation, the Head of Local Government Administration in the Council area, Dr. Daniel Adesanya, said that the equipment would be well managed, urging other well-meaning individuals and organisations to emulate the gesture in developing the health sector of the State.