The Ondo State Government has decided to embark on recruitment of more health care service providers in a bid to alleviate the plight of the citizenry.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu made this known in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday when he hosted the newly inaugurated National Executive Council of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria at the Government House, Akure.
He said this was due to the need for accessible and qualitative health care and social services delivery, as one of the five points agenda of the state under his watch.
Akeredolu, recently distributed multi-million naira medical and laboratory equipment to the health facilities across the 18 local government areas of the state, expressing the readiness of his administration to employ more health workers.
The governor further used the visit of the Community Pharmacists to express the readiness of his administration to employ more pharmacist and other health workers for effective delivery of health care services in the state.
He specifically asked the Health Commissioner, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, to bring up memo for the increment of slot for pharmacist internship to enable student pharmacists get avenue to acquire the required training.
Akeredolu explained that he established five additional Mother and Child Hospitals to enable people in the other senatorial districts of the state have access to maternal health care.
“The arrangement we met on ground where the only two Mother and Child Hospitals were located in the central Senatorial District was not acceptable. What becomes of pregnant women in the North and Southern Senatorial Districts”, he said
Samuel Adekola, the leader of the delegation commended Akeredolu’s health programmes and policies, particularly the Contributory Health which he described as ‘all-inclusive and implementable’.