Kogi to improve budgetary allocation for better health care delievery

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Towards effective health care delivery in Kogi state, the state government says it has increased budgetary provision for training of personnel and infrastructural development in all its midwifery schools.

Kogi Deputy Governor Yomi Awoniyi and Governor Idris Wada
Kogi Deputy Governor Yomi Awoniyi and Governor Idris Wada

Capt Idris Wada the Kogi State Governor stated this at the dedication and commissioning of the Ultra modern revitalized medical Complex ECWA, in Yagba West Local Government Area of the State.

Capt Wada said good health care delivery increases productivity of its people assured of his support to the health care sector in the state.

The governor said quality health care delivery has topped his administration’s priority,congratulated ECWA hospital for their initiative in revitalizing the infrastructures in the health institution.

While noting that the provision of health care delivery should not be left in the hands of government alone,Capt Wada promised his administration’s commitment to improving some infrastructures in the college of Nursing and at the ECWA hospital in Egbe.

The governor promised the support of government to accredit courses at the School of Nursing Egbe.

Work the governor disclosed is on going towards rehabilitating all general hospitals in the state and the construction of new ones.

Capt Wada commended the sacrifices made by the founding fathers of ECWA hospital and that of the Egbe community for their support to the institution.

In his remarks,Don Campion,the Leader Hospital Revitalization Project, said the revitalization project which began in 2009 was carried out to better serve 15000 plus outpatients who are expected to visit the hospital to be cared for annually.

He added that the renovation also assisted in the upgrade of 68 building complex including 20 units of houses for staff,is the first phase of the revitalization project,with emphasis on water,electricity,housing and staff recruitment.

The key goal of the revitalization project, Campion disclosed include: re-roofing and general repair and maintenance where necessary.

According to Campion, the whole essence of the revitalization project was to restore the lost glory of ECWA Hospital Egbe established in 1958,by putting in place staff,equipments and systems in place for the hospital to offer superior medicine in the region.

Earlier in his address,the Baale of Egbe,Oba Ayodele Irukere,praised the efforts of Don and Betsie Campion who have answered the call of their parents Dr George and Esther Campion in rallying support for the hospital project.

The Royal Father in his request, called on the State government to approve a successor for the late Elegbe of Egbe.

He also called for the support of vital structures and personnel for the revitalized hospital as well as the accreditation of Nursing Science courses to enable the upgrade at the college of Nursing and Midwifery.

Also speaking,Engr Edward Makanjuola,Chairman Yagba West LGA,commended the intervention roles played by government in the health sector.

He particularly mentioned the free medical program, assured of his councils partnership with the ECWA revitalization team for the sustenance of the objectives of providing quality health care to the people.

In a sermon titled come let us do the work principle, Rev. Dr John Owoeye,siaid it is easier to accomplish a task collectively.

The clergyman said there is always work to be done, but said good works are always made possible when people are united.

Rev. Owoeye,charged Nigerians to see building projects and its accomplishment as designed to happened but said it is made easier when tackled as a team.