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Ogun State Government has received stock of drugs including paracetamol, antibiotics and other essentials as well as air conditioners worth N3 million from Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) under the Drug Revolving Fund.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka who made this known in Abeokuta while receiving them disclosed that a 4-day training programme had been held in Ijebu Ode for some health workers and members of Ward Health Committee in four Local Government Areas of the State on ways of ensuring the success of the drug revolving programme.
Soyinka said the gesture was a follow-up to the continuous partnership between the State government and SNEPCO on ‘ Araya project’ geared towards safe and effective maternal and child health care services and would help fast track the revitalization of primary health care system for efficient service delivery.
“Ogun State Public / Private partnership (PPP) initiative in the health sector will bring improved health care delivery to the citizens of the State and this is just a tip of the iceberg”, Soyinka remarked
He noted that the State government was interested in the establishment of a sustainable health care system that would be handled and controlled by the community, assuring that necessary steps are being taken to give the programme required legislative backing.
Soyinka implored those that participated in the training programme to be transparent and accountable to people at all time.
Speaking earlier, Clinical Adviser to SNEPCO on Community Health, Dr. Olayina Mosuro explained that the prevalence of maternal mortality and infant death remained a major concern to the organisation, saying that primary health care as first point of call needed to be strengthened to provide qualitative and essential services at the grassroots.