Oyo state executive council approves fifty billion naira endowment funds to revamp state health sector
27 Apr, 2017
A fifty billion naira endowment fund has been approved by the Oyo state executive council for the transformation of the state health sector. The Commissioner for health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan disclosed this shortly after the state executive council meeting.
Dr. Adeduntan explained that the intention of the state government was to bring all state hospitals to international standard rather than mere consulting clinic with the focus on reducing mortality rate in the state. Dr. Adeduntan also disclosed that effort of the current administration to revamp the state health sector has begun yielding profitable result with the recent acquisition of medical equipment worth two million dollar.
Also, the commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun disclosed that the government has approved the appointment of a private firm to audit financial records of all tertiary institutions in the state for financial viability. The commissioners affirmed that before the expiration of the current tenure, Oyo state would experience massive turn-around.