Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:41 am
The Ondo State Government has approved five more Mother and Child hospitals to render qualitative healthcare services to pregnant women and under five years old children at no cost.
Dr Wahab Adegbenro, disclosed this on Monday night after the weekly State Executive Council (SEC) meeting.
NAN reports that the five hospitals will be sited in Ikare, Owo, Ore, Okitipupa and Igbojoda, making seven, with two of such hospitals already established in Akure and Ondo.
Adegbenro said the move by the SEC was to strengthen health sector and make the vulnerable access good healthcare.
He added that over 500 health facilities across the state would continue to serve as mini centres for the vulnerable.
According to him, the state government has procured medical equipment for doctors’ use which he said will arrive Nigeria soon.
The commissioner also said that the SEC approved upgrading of the state School of Health into College of Health.
He said that such step would empower the school to offer Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma, saying the school would be administered by its governing council.
Adegbenro said that a bill to enact it into law would be sent to the state House of Assembly for approval.
Mrs Olawumi Ilawole, the Senior Adviser on Education to the Governor, said that the SEC was able to pass the memo to set out administrative structure and policy management of the Public Service Training School, Ilara-Mokin .
Ilawole said the school, established by the last administration, would henceforth have its structure and curriculum with courses to be taught in the school.
She added that the school would enhance competences of public servants through its world-class facilities.
According to her, it is now compulsory for every public servant in the state to undergo at least a training programme every year to qualify for promotion and career progression.
The SA added that public servants must have requisite knowledge and training so that they could be more efficient to carry out transformational agenda of the present administration in the state.