Ogun State kick-off construction of 120 bed wards and 30 doctors quarters at the state specialist hospital.
Ogun state Governor in western part of Nigeria has announced plans to improve the health care sector in the state. The plans is to construct 120 bed wards and 30 doctors quarters at the state specialist hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo. This will be through the deployment of technology-based approach to ensure quality and affordable delivery.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola made the statement while turning the soil for the project. He said his administration will revitalise nine general hospitals and 332 Primary Health Centres across the state.
Oyetola also thanked the Nigeria presidency for giving the state the privilege to participate at the World Bank’s Save One Million Lives (SOML) initiative. This enable them to get US$ 20.547m after coming second in the contest.
BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT?
The construction will comes with the use of technology to boost health delivery, provision of modern equipment, training and re-training of staff for efficient healthcare. It will also offers specialised services in major areas including obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery. While having radiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, physiotherapy and medical rehabilitation, optical services, medical laboratory services, dentistry, HIV testing, counselling and treatment, TB/leprosy care and family planning services, among others.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola also said ”By the time the 120-bed facility whose sod we are turning today is handed over, we should have upgraded the hospital to a 180-bed facility and expanded its overall efficiency.”
He also said “Our collective resolve to build a dynamic and prosperous Osun as government and people is in our mutual interest”.