Oluwasegun Aina, Ado-Ekiti
The Chairman, Nigerian Governor’s Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has charged members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to be more proactive in service delivery and make their impact felt in the country.
He stated this at 24th Annual General Meeting and scientific conference organized by Ekiti State branch of the association with the theme: “Health Financing at Sub-National Level: Exploring Feasible Innovative Opportunities,” held at Doctor’s House, Ado-Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti.
Fayemi, who is also the Governor of Ekiti state, said the constrution of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti EKSUTH, will commence in two months time.
He said that the primary health delivery across towns and communites in the state has fastrack development and yielded results among the people.
“We only need better and more health roadmaps in the state because we can’t toy-play with health condition of Ekiti people. I want to assure you that no stone will be left unturned in the health sector unlike the past administration.
“The state governorment under my watch did and will not reduce EKSUTH subvention as against the false claims making the rounds across media platforms.
“We are only on course for more additional support. Workers welfarism is one of my priority. The federal government is speadily working on health sector fund designed by Professor Isaac Oyewole.”
The five day programme was aimed at securing environmental development and functional welfarism of the workers in the state.
Fola Esan, Professor of Haemotology, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, while speaking, canvassed more support for the health sector so as to spread out good health services delivery.
He said that medical outreach should be visible for all citizens without any hindrance.
Esan appealed to Governor Kayode Fayemi to make case for health sector development in Ekiti State to brings out positive results.
While delivery his speech, Chairman, Ekiti State chapter of the association, Dr. Kayode E. Ariyibi identified health insurance as a major scheme in the sector.
He thanked Governor Fayemi for sustaining the existing harmonious relationship between the state government and the association through the Ministry of Health.
“Our continually and robust relationship will grow and yields good results as our bond with the State governorment is Unique. Nigerians Medical Association in Ekiti State is united,”he said.
The Ekiti State Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi, opted for more cordial relationship between health personnel and state government, with a promise to provide more support and medical equipments in due course.