Our Administration Plans Is To Leave A Befitting Legacy In Health Care – Makinde
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has reiterated his administration’s commitment to restore the state’s health system to its old glory.
The governor said with the downturn in oil revenue, the state would look inward to generate revenue to foster community development, ‘and restore health care.
Makinde spoke when he kicked off the Omituntun free medical mission at L. A Primary School Agree, Kisi.
The medical mission, launched in Oyo North, will include free surgery.
Makinde, who spoke on the importance of health care to his administration, rejected the opposition claims he had no blueprint on governance.
The governor assured the people that health care was being reformed as part of government’s resolve to reposition the socio-economic landscape.
He said: “During campaigns, the mission and vision for health was clearly stated in my manifesto contrary to the view of some detractors that this administration had no policy before coming on board.
The role of government is to steer the overall health care development, designing health care policies and programmes, secure essential public health functions and regulate the delivery of health care services.
“This is expected to ensure that citizens live well, while mortality and morbidity rates are kept low. However, the decay in the health sector has come to us as a recurring decimal, which should be confronted holistically and on all fronts. More importantly, the downturn in oil revenue has forced us to look inwards for others means of revenue generation.
“As a responsible government, we cannot fold our arms and bury our heads without acknowledging the magnitude of threat on the public. It is for this that the state deems it necessary to organise a health intervention, which is free, and accessible to the grassroots.
“However, this is not a remedy to the identified gaps in service delivery; it is only a stop gap measure which will give necessary time for other plans to mature.
“This administration plans to leave a befitting legacy in health care.”