Medical facilities worth about N200 million have been imported by the State Government of Osun as part of efforts towards achieving its total health care delivery in the state.
In a statement issued by the office of the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, the medical equipment which will be distributed across the state’s 56 healthcare facilities, are aimed at addressing some of the identified challenges within the state’s health sector.
According to Isamotu, the medical equipment includes complete electrocardiography machines, complete vascular Doppler, injection pump machines, high frequency analysis machines, tremtrafo-isolating transformers, hospital beds, x-ray film viewer monitors, complete C arm x-ray intensive viewers, rollators, wheel chairs, automatic operational theatre tables, among many others.
The commissioner noted that the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola will work till its last day in office and that it would leave no stone unturned to make healthy living the culture of the people of the state.
He said: “These facilities are those you can hardly come across in major public hospitals in this part of the world. But you know that Ogbeni will always tell you that as someone who grew among the people, the existing gaps between the rich and the poor must always be closed.
“That is why he has mandated me and the Health Ministry as a whole to ensure that the best that can be provided within the available resources is offered our people. I must thank him for the support my ministry has continued to receive from his leadership and I’m very sure the people are appreciative of his efforts.”
Meanwhile, Isamotu has also assured the people that the state is free from any form of epidemic including the biting Lassa fever, saying the directorate of public health has commenced its public campaign programmes to sensitise the people against poor public health habits.
“Our directorate of public health is fully prepared, our state epidemiologist has also mobilised our field officers to get ready. All what we do is to reactivate our system put in place for this kind of emergency of public health importance, so there is no cause for alarm,” Isamotu added.