Osun Residents have appealed to the present administration of the State led by Governor. Gboyega Oyetola to consider in his rehabilitating health plans and agenda, the recruitment of more professional staff to the sector in order to justify its ingenuity and purposive intention in revitalizing the three hundred and thirty-two (332) Primary Health Care Centres and five (5) General Hospitals in the State.
The appeal came to a fore during a weekly live programme tagged ‘Idagba S’oke,” an Audience participatory programme that beams a searchlight to the contribution of the Government and participation of the General Public to the Development of their immediate environments and nation as a whole sponsored by the Justice, Development and Peace Makers Centre of Osogbo in collaboration with Misereor in Germany.
According to Mr. Abbey and Mrs. Sade Akinola, who both called in live expressed their opinion that “it is very important for the state Government to scale up its focus also to the recruitment of more professionals in the field to fill the revitalized system so that it will not amount to the philosophy of mission to nowhere,however, we must not but commend the thoughtfulness of this present Administration for shifting the course of dividends of democracy to the Health sector, having grasped the fact of life that Health is wealth.”
Other callers who commended the State Government on the level of work done so far were Mr.Adebare from Awo in Egbedore Local Government, Alfa Abdulahi and Mr. Ibraheem Ilesanmi from Ikirun.
They all gave kudos to the Government for the parts that have received adequate attention of the government and other areas that are work in progress.