Ogun Targets Over 75 Percent Implementation Status In 2023 Health Plan

Ogun State Government has projected over 75 percent implementation status for the proposed Health Plan for 2023, just as it reiterates its commitment to making healthcare accessible to all residents of the State.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker disclosed this projection while declaring open a 5-Day Workshop on the Development of the Annual Operational Plan (AOP) for the Health sector, organised by the State government in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ijebu-Ode.

Coker said the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration had identified planning as instrumental to addressing the gaps in the health needs of the people, saying the strategy had led to the unprecedented achievements in the State’s Health AOPs developed in 2021 and 2022.

She noted that the State had been able to attain some milestones through the previous AOPs, which served as guiding light for activities and interventions in government health agencies, health facilities and development partners.

The Commissioner advocated “smart planning” for better implementation of the 2023 AOP, charging stakeholders at the workshop to plan realistically, as  Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officers should scale up the projected implementation status of the new AOP.

Earlier, the Director of Health, Planning, Research and Statistics, Dr. Kayode Kushimo appreciated the Commissioner for her sterling leadership approach which brought about the development of AOP in 2020 for the health sector, assuring that the 2023 development plan would further consolidate on the achievements of the previous ones without dropping the ball.

On her part, the representative of UNICEF, Mrs. Florence Moloku, expressed delight with the State government for committing its resources to the development of Annual plans, describing it as the reason for the series of awards and laurels the State had won in the health sector.