BY OLUWATOSIN IGHOTEGUONO
The Ondo state government has been charged to urgently revamp the health sector for quality health care delivery.
This was the submission of stakeholders at a one day round-table organized to share success stories of efforts made by community based organisations CBOS ‘ Implementing the global fund/NACA/RSSH/C19RM project in the state.
The team achieved more through the use of community based Organisations in locals government in the state.
The local governments includes, Owo, Akure South, Akure North, Ilaje, Ondo West as the project is been conducted in 18 state of the Federation.
The CBOS addressed some various issues. Such as lack of personnel,
security, equipment and lots more through the help of advocacy to community heads incentives, and other stakeholders in the communities.
The programme coordinator for Aids, Tuberculosis and malaria control in the state Mrs -Olajumoke AbereowoOgunyemi while appreciating the CBOS for the job done said it had really opened up.the level of decay in some health centres.
Mrs Ogunyemi said major health care facilities in the state now had low manpower as many workers had sought greener pastures overseas, leaving the job for the available few.
Mrs Ogunyemi who noted that government-alone could not do the job called on well-meaning Nigerians and community leaders to complement governments efforts at improving the health sector.
Also speaking two of the CBOS, Mr Junaid Adeyemi-Gold and Austin Ogunleye said government needed to employ more health workers.
They said some of the facilities visited lacked staff, drugs, good equipment, and electricity, security while some facilities had been abandoned and taken Over by hoodlums.
Speaking , the Ondo state director for the control of Aids , ODSACA, DR Dayo – Adegbulu represented by procurement officer of the agency, Mr Benjamin Akinnubi while describing the project as laudable charged the CBOS to carry out their work with utmost decency and good relationship with the community as they stand to achieve more .
In an interview with Radio Nigeria, the deputy director public health department of the state ministry of health, Mrs Rosemary Falokun who appreciated the groups for complementing government’s efforts at reducing the rate of diseases in the state noted that government was doing all in its power to see that all health facilities Regain their lost glory.
Mrs Falokun also appealed to residents to always patronise government approved hospitals for quality healthcare service.