Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has guaranteed quality healthcare services and facilities for the people of the State.
Gov. Makinde made the promise on Saturday when he visited the state-owned health centre – Adeoyo Hospital, Yemetu in Ibadan.
Gov. Makinde, who was accompanied by the state’s Head of Service, Mrs Amidat Agboola, on inspection of hospital facilities, rated the hospital’s facilities at 30 per cent.
Addressing the management of the hospital, Makinde expressed displeasure over the poor state of the hospital.
He noted that the reason for the inspection was to have accurate information on the state of the hospital and find means of transforming it to a high standard health facility.
In his words, “Health is one of the major pillars that my administration will rest on and will ensure that quality healthcare is available to the people”.
He expressed readiness to turn the hospital and other health centres across the state to world-class health centres that would be conducive for patients to receive quality treatment.
“Our aspiration is to have people to receive world-class treatment here, we do not want everybody to be going to University College Hospital (UCH). We will make this hospital become very high standard that will be close to UCH standard.”
The governor requested for the ‘shopping list’ of the facilities that would make all the units in the hospital function effectively.
Makinde also promised to improve their welfare and make the hospital conducive for both workers and patients.
“for staff, we will do our best to motivate you and when we are doing that, to whom much is given, much is also expected”, he said.
Meanwhile, the hospital Chief Consultant, Dr Soji Adeyanju, expressed gratitude to the governor and promised to support the State government in its bid to take Oyo State health sector to greater height.
Adeyanju took the governor round the hospital facilities such as wads, laboratory, pharmacy stores and X-ray centre.