Towards reducing maternal and infant mortality rate to the barest minimum, the Ogun State Government has intensified efforts on its affordable health care services for the people of the State.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Mrs. Modele Sarafa – Yusuf made this known in Ijebu-Ode, at a one-day advocacy organised by Ministry of Information, in collaboration with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for Chief Executive Officers and Heads of Programmes of selected radio stations in the state.
While reeling out steps to achieving the goal, Mrs. Sarafa Yusuf said government had started the renovations and equipping of Primary Health Centres (PHC) across the State, assuring that at least one PHC would be renovated in each ward.
The Special Adviser disclosed that the State hospitals in Ilaro, Abeokuta and Ijebu-Ode had witnessed government’s touch, adding that the Governor had put machinery in place to revive the past glory of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH).
She called on media organizations to join hands with the state government and UNICEF in publicising healthcare related messages to the people at the grassroots.
In their separate messages, UNICEF Consultants, Dr. Goke Rauf and Dr. Omolayo Jegede, appreciated the State Government and the media stations for their continued support, assuring that, UNICEF’s efforts had begun to yield positively, especially in the areas of breastfeeding, nutrition and hygiene.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abiodun Awere, affirmed the Ministry’s commitment to promoting programmes that would guarantee the survival, development and protection of the citizenry through adequate publicity.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the event, the Head of Programmes, Paramount FM, Mrs. Remi Femi-Omololu and the General Manager of Family FM, Mr. Kilasho Opeoluwa, assured of their stations’ support in enlightening the populace.
Press Officer, Ministry of Information & Strategy