Residents of Ogun State need to patronise the Primary Health Centers spread across the 20 Local Government Areas, so that Government desire to provide free health for the vulnerable under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) can be achieved.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who made this call while supervising the ongoing registration of vulnerable in Emulu Village, Orile-Itesi, Odeda Local Government Area of the State, added that low patronage of people will have negative effect and would be a disservice to efforts at making living more comfortable for residents.
The State Government had in the last few weeks commenced the registration of 1,000 vulnerable in each of the Local Government Areas into the BHCPF, to ensure adequate and sustainable funding to provide quality health care services and financial risk protection for the people.
Coker noted that the basic provision of the Fund includes ante-natal care for pregnant women and post-natal care up to six weeks, with overall treatment to children up to the age of five, while the aged would have access to treatment for headache, common malaria, blood pressure, diabetes, Tuberculosis and other basic medical conditions
The Commissioner said investment of the present administration in upgrading the health centers should not be left unutilised, pointing out that all efforts put in place were geared towards making healthcare accessible to people at no far distance.
Appreciating the Prince Dapo Abiodun led-administration for its huge investment in the health sector, the Olu of Itesi, Oba Olayinka Adeniyi, affirmed that his subjects would not take government efforts for granted.