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Makinde Inaugurates ALGON Health Centre

As part of activities commemorating the first year in office, Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has inaugurated the newly-renovated ALGON Comprehensive Health Centre, Eyin Grammar, Ibadan.

Inaugurating the project, Governor Makinde said his administration was committed to making the primary health care system in the state functional and affordable.

While noting that his government would continue to invest in the primary healthcare system, the governor urged residents of the community to enroll in the Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme, OYSHIA, as officers begin to go from house to house.

The governor noted the state has paid a sum of 250 million naira as counterpart funding for the Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRIN), a World Bank project in March this year and 100 million naira as counterpart funding for the Basic Health Care Fund project as part of efforts to improve the primary health care sector.

Governor Makinde stated that through the Oyo State Health Insurance Agency, the state had registered 58,000 more beneficiaries for health insurance, adding that the state will now mobilise the community into OYSHIA.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the OYSHIA, Dr Sola Akande, said the ALGON CHC was the second renovated PHC by the state government, adding that a third facility located at Aafin Oyo, Oyo was ready for commissioning.

Iyabo Adebisi

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