Ondo state government has reiterated its commitment to giving the residents of the state standard health care services by effectively engaging all Health Agencies for maximum results.
Special Adviser to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Health, Professor Adedayo Faduyile disclosed this during an interactive session with Representatives of Ondo State Agency for the Control of AIDS (ODSACA) and Ondo State Emergency Medical Services Agency (ODEMSA).
Orange FM’s Odunayo Odeja reports that
the meeting was held to know the development of the agencies and to know what government has to do to improve the agencies for effective delivery.
In his presentation, Project Coordinator, (ODSACA), Dr. Dayo Adegbulu disclosed that Over 24,000 residents of Ondo State are living with HIV out of which 50 % are on treatment.
According to him, as at September, 2021, 12,067 of the patients were on treatment out of the 24,130 people living with the virus in the state.
He stressed the need for awareness of all to know their status on regular basis, saying that there is need to put people on treatment.
Speaking on efforts towards achieving epidemic control, he called for funding, test and treatment of incarcerated population, condom use promotion programmes and aggressive case funding in the key population among others.
Making his own presentation, Director, Finance and Administration, Ondo State Emergency Medical Services Agency (ODEMSA), Mr. Samuel Olubekun explained that the agency has made tremendous achievements in the area of saving lives.
According to him, as at January 2021, 1,121 crash victims have been rescued by the agency, noting that 40 Paramedics were trained in 2018.
While lamenting paucity of fund which according to him has hindered effective service delivery, he called on government to upgrade the call centre at Trauma centre, Ondo so as to cope with the present day technical challenges.
In his response Professor Faduyile stressed the need for team work in the health sector in order to achieve the vision of the present administration in the state.
While calling on them to embrace the REDEEMED agenda of government by redoubling their steps in order to move at a higher pace in achieving success in the sector, he assured them of his support and encouraged them to support government for positive impacts in the state.
However, he assured that the health sector will operate as one big family in order to actualise the dream of government for the sector.