No fewer than sixteen Medical Doctors have been employed in Ekiti
State within the last 100 days.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani
dropped the hint while briefing Journalists about the achievements of
the Ministry since his assumption of office 100 days ago.
Dr. Oyebanji who noted that the newly employed Doctors were to augment
the services of the existing ones across all the health facilities in
the State, added that there have been improvement in health security
and data collection to support performance management and upgrades of
human resources as well as improvement in commodity availability.
He said a three- day retreat was organized to develop an
implementation plan for health sector, with participants drawn from
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Health Institutions across the State
in order to improve their health care services.
Dr. Oyebanji stressed further that the ministry has strengthened
preparedness and response to infections and disease outbreaks by
leveraging on resource from COVID-19 response.
“Working with the NCDC, we have finalized plans to establish a public
health and molecular laboratory in the state bringing to two the
number of molecular laboratories. We have this guarantees that we can
possibly response to possible outbreaks as we can now have the
capacity for the testing” Oyebanji added.
He informed that Ekiti State government has received and distributed
over 12,000 face masks, 10 ambulances and other personal protective
equipment donated by the SDG office.
Dr. Oyebanji also disclosed that the Ministry in collaboration with
the office of the wife of the State Governor has strengthened advocacy
against Gender Based Violence and successfully celebrated the World
Mental Health Day.
The commissioner however thanked Governor Kayode Fayemi for his
continuous support and implementation of health programs in the State,
assuring that more prospects await the Ministry in future.