Towards the repositioning of Primary Health Care service delivery alongside improving maternal and child health, the Ogun State Government has taken delivery of a set of hospital equipment consisting of Anti Shock Garment, Wheel Chair, Autoclave and Oxygen Concentrator Machines and Delivery Bed donated by the Gardner’s Social Impact Initiative.
Receiving the donations at Primary Health Center, Sango Ota, the Deputy Governor Engr. Noimot Salako- Oyedele represented by Senior Special Assistant Deputy Governors Office, Hon. Kola Salako appreciated the foundation for its supports towards complementing the efforts of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration at uplifting the health care system in the state especially at the grassroot level, noting that it would to a large extent, improve service delivery within the axis.
He added that the present administration was committed to ensuring easy access to qualitative health care at the grassroot level, which he said would help to reduce the congestion at the secondary and tertiary health posts.
” It is the belief of this government that if the grassroot people have easy access to qualitative health at the grassroot, the kind of congestion we have at the secondary and tertiary health posts will diminish, that is why the government is doing so much to improve primary health care” he said.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, represented by the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola commended the donor for deeming it fit to give back to the people, promising that the equipment would be put to good use which in turn would translate to the overall wellbeing of women and children in the state.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman, Transition Committee, Ado- Odo Ota Local Government, Hon. Wasiu Lawal appreciated the state government for the ongoing renovations of Primary health centers across the state, saying it was a clear display of it’s commitment to improving the overall welfare of the people.
In appreciation, the Head of Local Government Administration Ado-Odo Ota Local Government, Dr. Daniel Adesanya said that the donations would be put to good use, urging other well meaning individuals and organisations to emulate the gesture in developing the health sector of the state.