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Health care delivery:Oke-Agbe indigenes seek government's support

 
 
By: Samson Omotayo Date: 17-06-2021

Indigenes of Oke-Agbe in Akoko-North West Local Government Area of Ondo State have sought the state government's support towards ensuring qualitative health care delivery in the community. The Indigenes under the aegis of Egbe-Omo Oke-Agbe ,Akure branch made the call during a visit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Pharmacist(Mrs.) Folukemi Aladenola in her office.


The Leader of the delegation and Chairman, Governing Council, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko(AAUA), Dr.Tunji Abayomi noted that the indigenes of Oke-Agbe who are peculiar for consistently advancing the community's development are seeking government's intervention in the community's health sector.


Dr Abayomi said the indigenes of the community based in the diaspora in collaboration with those at home have built a hospital in the community through communal efforts and requires government's assistance in terms of provision of necessary facilities and subsequent hand over to government.


He added that the development informed the interface with the state government on how to lift up the health sector in Oke-Agbe towards ensuring that qualitative health care services are provided to the people of the community.


Also speaking, the President of Egbe-Omo Oke-Agbe, Akure branch, Mr. Matthew Imoru said the community used to have the Rufus Giwa Memorial Hospital adding however that the facility has now become obsolete.


Mr. Matthew Imoru noted that the indigenes of the community are now desirous that the Ondo State Government takes over the new facility built through communal efforts and elevate it to the status of a general hospital.


Responding, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders in the community describing such efforts as community participation in the health sector. The Permanent Secretary who also described the achievements of the indigenes of Oke-Agbe as complementary to the efforts of the state government at providing qualitative health care services to the people of the state expressed government's delight at them and assured the delegation of government's support.


While noting that there is a department in the Ministry of Health specifically saddled with the responsibility, she assured that the Ministry will visit the health facility next week to carry out its assessment.





 
 
 

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