Osun State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Wednesday officially flagged off the 2nd IMOLE Medical and Surgical Outreach with a directive to the state Commissioner for Health to work out a plan to make the outreach a regular feature of his administration.
The governor who gave the directive at the programme held in Ilesa, charged the Ministry to “create a holistic agenda in this respect. The programme should be mainstreamed across State health institutions.”
He said,the implementation of the above directive will make the outreach more sustainable, more inclusive and expand the scope of benefit.
“I urge the Commissioner, the special advisers, the boards and the management of the state health institutions to integrate the private sector in the expanded programmes”.
” This will expand funding capacity and eventually deepen the delivery capacity of stakeholders.”
“ou Y will recall that the first phase of Imole Medical Outreach was held between February and April 2023 with about twenty two thousand (22,000) citizens of our State benefitting from Surgeries, eye and medical care.
We believe in a philosophy that it takes a Healthy Nation to build a Wealthy Nation.”
“We will therefore continue to invest the State resources to improve the health status of our people.Today, we have come again, as a government that understands the need of its people to reach out to our citizens in order to alleviate their medical challenges.”
“We have again made provisions to take care of various medical cases. The Government has provided adequate medications for this exercise and shall provide reading glasses for those that may require them.”
“The current outreach program will take place in six centers with two (2) from each Senatorial district. We believe this will in no small measure reduce the current economic burden our people have had to bear”, he stressed.
In his own submission, the state Commissioner for Health, Barrister Jola Akintola, disclosed that, Senator Adeleke has approved the purchase of two giant expert machines for all the diagnoses of the disease to complement the one on the ground to make it easier for diagnosis and treatment of the disease and commended this administration for its unrelent efforts in seeing the state health sector is put in its proper shape.
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