Akeredolu reiterates commitment to quality, affordable healthcare services
The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday, reiterated his commitment to deliver quality and affordable healthcare services to the people of Ondo State.
Akeredolu made this known during a one day meeting with members of Ondo State task force on polio eradication and routine immunization at the Governors office in Akure.
The governor reaffirmed the policy and commitment of his administration to primary healthcare as the bedrock for the attainment of universal healthcare.
He also expressed the hope of his administration in the relentless struggle to keep Ondo State polio-free.
“Our records show zero incidence of polio cases in Ondo State in last four years which has been, in no small measure, due to this task force.
“The routine immunization programme has also been a success and the records over the years are testimonies to collective diligence, commitment and passion,” he said.
Earlier, Dr Akinola Fatiregun, World Health Organisation,(WHO) representative, listed some of their challenges to include non availability of state-owned standard incinerator for appropriate waste disposal.
“Especially when we carry out large campaign involving injectables like needles and syringes.
“It is always a problem but I believe something is already being done.
“We have pockets of unimmunized children in some local governments and also have inadequate logistic support for active surveillance as challenges,” he said.