Oyo State Authorities, Tuesday, kick-started equipping the 351 Major Healthcare Centres (PHCs) within the state with new energy producing units.
The presentation of 97 producing units to a few of the PHCs in Ibadan, was held on the state Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
The Engineering Technical Lead of PHCs Renovation Committee, Mr. Ademola Aderinto, stated: “henceforth, PHCs might be powered by another supply every time there may be disruption of energy provide by the electrical energy supplier.”
Aderinto, who can be the Particular Assistant to the governor on Atmosphere, stated the motive behind the presentation was to make sure that all of the PHCs have been outfitted for the consolation of the sufferers.
He stated a part of the undertaking’s objective was to ship turbines for electrical energy provide to all renovated centres.
Aderinto stated the state authorities had sunk boreholes to make sure a gradual provide of water, not solely to the PHCs, but additionally to the group by means of faucets positioned exterior the PHCs.
“Gov. Seyi Makinde’s imaginative and prescient is to make healthcare extra accessible and equitable to all residents of Oyo State. A part of this imaginative and prescient is the renovation/Upgrading of 1 PHC per ward, there are 351 wards in Oyo State.
“This undertaking that started in 2021 has resulted in over 206 newly renovated PHCs, in addition to many newly constructed PHCs. This undertaking was initiated by the Oyo State Governor’s Workplace, in collaboration with the Oyo State Major Healthcare Board and the Oyo State Ministry of Well being.
“That is led by Dr. Funmi Salami, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Well being, because the Mission Lead and Chairperson of the Renovation Committee,” he stated.
In his remarks, the Govt Secretary, Oyo State Major Healthcare Board, Dr. Muideen Olatunji, stated the goal of the Makinde-led administration was to make healthcare obtainable to all Oyo residents.
Olatunji stated the undertaking was executed to make sure high quality healthcare service supply on the centre.