Oyo State Government has commenced the distribution of essential drugs worth N200 million to hospitals and primary healthcare facilities in the state.
Likewise, as part of the present administration’s commitment to transforming health sector had also commenced the recruitment of health workers for general hospitals in the state.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who disclosed this in Ibadan declared that his administration would not relent in its efforts until all diseases that could pose a threat to the lives of the children in the state are kicked out.
Speaking at the flagging off of another round of National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs) at the Ibadan North-West Local Government Council, Onireke, Ibadan, Ajimobi also said that his government would continue to mobilise resources for effective, efficient and accessible immunisation services across all the nooks and crannies of the state.
To demonstrate his government’s seriousness in making the state polio-free, Governor Ajimobi directed all his special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistants to commence the monitoring of immunisation towards ensuring the well-being of the citizenry.
He said that government was looking beyond the campaign strategy to strengthen the routine immunisation services to reduce child morbidity and mortality in the state. The governor called on all stakeholders and development partners to continue to collaborate with government in achieving this goal.
He pointed out that his administration had entered a “new phase of rapprochement, networking and interfacing” with development partners and organisations for the people of the state, especially the children who must be protected from polio and other child killer diseases. Governor Ajimobi said that the immunisation exercise was being replicated by council chairmen in all the remaining local government headquarters to demonstrate the needed commitment and to generate mass mobilisation to ensure that immunisation and other essential healthcare services got to every child.