The Ondo State Government said that it had approved N1.5 billion for the development of a cancer treatment centre in the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo stated this at the 5th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Ondo State Hospital Chapter (ODSGH).
Akeredolu said that the medical centre would reduce the incidence of traveling abroad for cancer-related treatment from the state.
The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, noted that one way to tackle mental depression was by providing good health care services to citizens at affordable fees.
He said that the state government recently employed additional 15 medical consultants, adding that it would continue to provide quality healthcare to its citizens.
The governor added that a lot of empowerment programmes were ongoing to get people engaged in meaningful economic activities.
He, therefore, urged the medical personnel to do their jobs as expected for the sake of humanity, stressing that the government would continue to provide conducive working environment for them.