Ogun State Ministry of Health says it has trained 426 health personnel on COVID-19 infection prevention and control across public, private and paramilitary health facilities, just as eleven medical laboratory scientists were trained on Covid 19 sample collection. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker said this before the lawmakers at the on-going 2020 budget performance aporaisal at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Coker added that the Ministry which priorities human capital development for improved service delivery also trained two health workers per facility across the 477 Primary Health Centres in the State, in addition to the construction of Molecular Laboratory in partnership with 54 Gene and Afri Global for COVID 19 testing in the State.
Giving a breakdown of the 2020 budget performance, she noted that a total of N45.19m was spent on capital projects with N14.07m generated as revenue between January and June, 2020, with an assurance that more innovative approaches would be deployed for efficient health care delivery services to residents of the State.
The State Primary Health Care Development Board, State Hospital Management Board, State Agency for the Control of AIDS and the State Hospital, Sokenu had their 2020 budget performance appraised by the lawmakers.
In a related development, the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs led by Hon. Akeem Balogun, also examined the 2020 budget performance of the Ijebu North East and Ijebu Ode Local Government Councils.
Taking his turn to defend the council’s budget, the Chairman, Transition Committee, Ijebu North East Local Government, Olusegun Odunola, said that the council had provided over 7,000 free eye glasses for children in primary and secondary schools in the council.
Defending the performance of Ijebu Ode Local Government, the Transition Committee Chairman, Mr. Olugbenga Olugbile said that the council had graded roads in the various wards in the local government council area, as well as the construction of 20 open stalls at the council’s abattoir.