Stakeholders in health sector renew commitment to abate mortality rate




Hail Fayemi for giving priority to people’s health

Stakeholders in the Ekiti State health sector have resolved to
re-engineer and refocus their commitment towards reducing the rate of
mortality in the state.
The resolution came after a three day retreat tagged “Designing the
Roadmap to Better Health Outcomes in Ekiti State”, organised for
stakeholders across the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Health Care
Institutions in the sixteen local government areas.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani who noted that
the outbreak of Covid-19 was a wakeup call to nations to prioritize
the health sector said that Ekiti State has always been prepared to
save the lives of her citizens, hence the call on residents to always
support government at ensuring the provision of good health care
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr Folakemi Olomojobi
explained that the retreat was to assess the performance of the state
in the past years and make enhanced strategic plans for the future.
She said the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi was bent on
providing quality facilities and service delivery.
The State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Mr. Femi Ajayi
and his counterpart from Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,
Mr. Akin Oyebode who emphasied that the state is making a
comprehensive Budget for the Health Ministry gave kudos to health
personnel in the state for aligning with the development agenda of the
current administration.
Participants at the retreat including the EKSUTH Chief Medical
Director, Prof. Kayode Olabanji, Mrs. Sola Igotun and Dr. Gilbert
Seluwa said they have been better equipped on how to tackle the
challenges confronting the health sector in the state.

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