Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Monday commissioned a multi-million naira Accident and Emergency ward, a laboratory and a male surgical ward at the State’s Teaching Hospital, Ado- Ekiti, with a promise to increase funding of health care services in the state.
Also commissioned were seven ambulances purchased for some secondary health facilities in the State. The ambulances were immediately handed over to the officials of the health facilities and the representatives of the communities.
Inaugurating the projects in Ado Ekiti, the Governor said the multi million naira projects as well as the seven ambulances are aimed at providing effective ambulance services and ensure prompt attention during emergencies.
Fayemi said the gesture is a further step at fulfilling the desire of his administration to deliver high quality Health Care services with standard health facilities to the people of Ekiti State.
He added that his government had released a sum of N12,082,859.64 (Twelve Million, Eighty-Two Thousand, Eight Hundred and Fifty-Nine Naira, Sixty-Four Kobo ) for the re-roofing of the Theatre Complex of the Hospital.
While saying that his administration has made tremendous impact on the health of the citizenry, the Governor recalled that government had, early this year, given 94 citizens financial assistance to the tune of N69,980,083.
He added that his government also provided necessary tools and equipment worth over 130 Million Naira.
This, according to Governor Fayemi, is with a view to providing efficient free health services in all the 35 selected primary health Facilities rendering Free Health programme in the State to the vulnerable groups.
The Accident and Emergency Ward and the laboratory with standard equipment cost N190,534,025.60; the newly renovated Male Surgical Ward N51,543,757.04 while the Seven ambulances with in-built state-of-the-art intensive care gadgets amount to N119,000,000.
Last modified: October 15, 2012