Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has said that his administration expended over N1billion on upgrading, renovation and expansion of 18 secondary health facilities in the state.
The Governor who spoke through the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin during the official flag off of the National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) for the year 2014 in Ado Ekiti, reiterated the determination of the present administration to leave no stone unturned towards ensuring adequate health service delivery in the state.
Dr. Fayemi described the establishment of the world class Cancer Screening Centre at the University Teaching Hospital with modern equipment worth about N120 million as part of efforts at ensuring a good health for the people and boosting their life span.
According to him, the state also introduced the Ekiti-NHIS-MDGs-MNCH programme in 65 Health facilities in the state with N80 million counterparts funding to extend the coverage of the Free Health Services of the state government.
He solicited the support of all stakeholders towards ensuring the success of government’s laudable programmes, stressing the need for parents and care givers to take advantage of the gestures by making their eligible children available for immunization.
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Health, Professor Olusola Fasubaa reiterated the determination of the state government to record outstanding success in the first round of the 2014 National Immunization Plus Days.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Folake Olomojobi however noted that the task may not be accomplished without the support of all stakeholders.
Noting that the state recorded 83% at the National level for Vaccine Coverage, Fasubaa said that the coverage which he described as a huge plus has contributed significantly to the increase in percentage of children living up to 5 years and decreased the incidences of death due to life threatening conditions such as pneumonia and gastroenteritis.
Last modified: March 4, 2014