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Ogun Reassures Residents Of Qualitative Healthcare 

 

Ogun State government has reassured the residents of qualitative healthcare.

The Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, gave the assurance in Abeokuta, while playing host to delegates from Global Fund and allied partners, including, United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF), Society for Family Health (SFH), Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP).

Salako-Oyedele said government had continually strengthened its health system through the provision of standard infrastructure, equipment and qualified personnel.

She stated that the state government’s Health Insurance Scheme was one of the ways to increase accessibility to healthcare in tertiary, secondary and primary levels, acknowledging the significance of collaborations and partnerships in the delivery of efficient healthcare services.

In his remark, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, noted that collaborations with development partners in the health sector had enabled prompt response to health emergencies and delivery of quality care to the people.

On his part, Head of Grant Management, Global Fund, Mr. Mark Eddington, said his organisation had invested about 4.7 billion dollars in Nigeria since the early 2000s with Ogun as one of the five highest investment states for malaria.

He called on the state government to ensure continuous investments in the health sector, while also integrate health services at the local government level for the benefit of the people.

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