Osun Commences Revitalisation of Hospitals
The Osun State Government has commenced the rehabilitation and revitalisation of hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the state.
The formal inauguration was held at the General Hospital Ejigbo where close to N300 million would be spent to turn around the hospital, providing equipment, drugs and engage personnel.
Performing the inauguration, Governor Gboyega Oyetola said the 3.2 kilometres road from the city centre to the University of Osun campus, passing through the hospital gate, would also be rehabilitated
Governor Oyetola said Ejigbo General Hospital would not only be rehabilitated but would also be upgraded and fully revitalized with full complement of state-of-the-art equipment, new children’s ward and medical personnel quarters.
He gave the contractors handling the projects three-month deadline to deliver the project.
The Osun State Governor explained that his government remained resolute to building healthy citizens that would contribute productively to the socio-economic development of the state.
He promised judicious use of the over twenty million dollars intervention fund having come second in the World Bank’s Save One Million Lives (SOML) initiative.
The Ogiyan of Ejigbo, Oba Omowonuola Oyesosin urged the state government to site a School of Nursing in the premises of the hospital after its rehabilitation because that was the original plan when the town gave over 50 acres of land for the hospital project over 40 years ago.
Also speaking, the Minister of Health Prof, Isaac Adewole acknowledged the commitment of the Oyetola’s administration to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors in all sectors in a bid to register the name of the state on the map of development in the world.
Osun State has 57 secondary and 876 primary healthcare facilities, out of which 323 are focal facilities that will implement the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).