By Kehinde Ayantunji
The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said that with the noticeable all round development in the state, it would be highly impossible for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to come back to power in Osun.
The Governor while flagging off the distribution of over 15,000 health incentives to pregnant women in Osun held that Osun citizens having compared the wasteful reign of the PDP and the progressives’ developmental stride, will not make the mistake of voting the PDP in the coming election.
Aregbesola also commended traditional rulers in the state for their supports to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of the virtuous.
He said, over 15,000 health incentives will be given to pregnant women in a programme tagged “Saving One Million Lives Programme For Results (SOML PforR), Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mama Kits Distribution” a federal government and World Bank assisted project.
Aregbesola who promised that the present administration would continue to pursue its health policy with all doggedness and commitment, reminded the audience that his major campaign promise was the restoration of healthy living among the people.
He added that since inception, his administration has embarked on the renovation, rehabilitation and upgrading of the nine state hospitals to ensure public accessibility to qualitative healthcare services in all parts of the state.
The Governor also recalled the Public Private Partnership (PPP) which entails the outsourcing of the pharmacy units of all State Hospitals in order to have regular availability of effective and safe drugs.
He then commended the management of the Osun Ambulance scheme for saving thousands of lives since the programme kick-started in 2013.
Aregbesola said, “With all we have done to develop the state, it is highly impossible for the PDP to ever have a say in the governance of this state. With their wasteful seven and half years, the people of the state have totally rejected them.
“Also, we have been providing and will continue to provide essential drugs and medical consumables in all our hospitals.
“O’Ambulance is another success story. The scheme was introduced in 2013 when 50 state-of-the-art ambulance vehicles were put on the road for medical emergencies, a scheme which has been used to save a lot of lives in situations of emergency in the state.
“In 2016 alone, O’Ambulance saved 1774 lives. Between January and March this year, it has also saved 630 lives”, Aregbesola stated.