The Chairman, Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Hon. Dada Awoleye has announced that the Oyo State government has made a decision to refurbish 3 Primary Health Centres in each of the 33 local government areas of the State within the next six months.
Awoleye made this promise on Sunday while chatting with newsmen.
It would be recalled that Governor Seyi Makinde while presenting the 2021 budget proposal to the State Assembly last month, had stated that during his tenure, Primary Health Centres in each of the 351 wards in the State will be upgraded in a short while.
Awoleye however hinted that Governor Seyi Makinde has for a start, approved the rehabilitation of about 100 PHCs across the State within the next six months.
According to him, “what we inherited is not good at all and the situation is not peculiar to Oyo State, it is a national problem. Governor Seyi Makinde is committed to this course. We have the fund and the plan is to refurbish 3 Primary Health Centres in each of the 33 local government areas of the State. This will change the narrative as more people will have access to Primary Health Care”.
Awoleye expressed the commitment of the Seyi Makinde’s administration to this course adding that the people should hold the government accountable as it will not go back on its words.
The former Lawmaker lamented the fact that most attention is often given to secondary Health Institutions but promised that the Makinde-led administration will rectify this anomaly.