Nigeria: Ekiti Govt distributes N12 million equipment to health centres in the state
By RAZAQ BAMIDELE
London, Feb. 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ekiti State government in the south western part of Nigeria has procured and supplied hospital equipment worth over N12 million to all its Comprehensive Health Centres across the 16 local government areas of the state.
The equipment were presented by the Director of Administration and Supply in the Ministry, Mr. Oluwafemi Obasanmi, on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Folakemi Olomojobi, who charged all Medical Officers of Health across the Local Government Areas of the State to make proper use of the equipment.
The presentation, according to the Permanent Secretary was in fulfilment of the promise of Governor Kayode Fayemi to give free health to the generality of the people of the state, disclosing that over 400 people have been screened for the on-going free cataract surgery graciously sponsored by Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led administration which she said would cost government a sum of N50,000 naira per person.
“The general cost incurred on the surgery together with over N12 million naira set aside by the State government for the purchase and supply of the health equipment to all comprehensive health centres in the state would further enabled all Ekiti citizens to have access to qualitative health services as promised by the Governor,” Olomojobi declared.
Responding on behalf of other Medical Officers, Mrs Anthony Betty appreciated the State government for keeping to it’s promises, particularly in the area of healthcare services and promised that the equipment would be well managed and used appropriately to cater for the health challenges confronting the people of the State.
Some of the equipment distributed included Delivery Tables, Adult Weighing Scale, Electro Surgical Machines, Baby Weighing Scale amongst several others.
The second phase of Ekiti Free Health Mission, Olomojobi informed, would commence on Wednesday 20th February, 2019 and this will take place across the remaining five local government areas that are yet to be covered.