The Ondo State Government has taken significant steps towards ensuring that healthcare is affordable and accessible to everyone in the state by introducing a state insurance scheme that seeks to address the gaps in the health sector of the Southwestern state. Speaking on the latest development, Dr Banji Ajaka noted that the state insurance scheme is providing qualitative and affordable healthcare for everyone in the state. According to him, the insurance scheme is now in full force, with the goal of ensuring that people have unfettered access to good and qualitative healthcare at affordable costs.
“The State Executive Council approved that the Mother and Child Hospital Akure should expand its range of services and provide quality healthcare for the people. Our state insurance scheme under the Ondo State Contributory Health Commission is another giant stride of this administration. This scheme has commenced in full force and our people have continued to enjoy unfettered access to good and qualitative healthcare at affordable cost,” Dr Banji Ajaka stated.
“To fill this gap, the State Executive Council approved that the Mother and Child Hospital Akure should expand its range of services and provide quality healthcare for the people. I am glad to inform us that this facility has been approved to provide services beyond maternal and child healthcare,” he stated.
In a related development, the Ondo State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with The Saving One Million Lives Programme for Result has erected surgical and medical wards at the Mother and Child Hospital, Akure in a bid to fill the gap in the state’s healthcare system, which will provide quality healthcare for the people of Ondo State.
“This project will afford the entire people of the state access to prompt and immediate care to complement the services of the University of Medical Sciences and the Mother and Child Hospital at Oke-Aro which is in line with Mr Governor’s agenda to provide effective and efficient healthcare for the good people of the state,” Dr Ajaka noted.
Furthermore, the state government has also opened a new administrative block that covers non-infectious diseases at the infectious disease hospital in Akure. This project will enable people in the state to have access to prompt and immediate care, which is in line with Governor Akeredolu’s agenda to provide effective and efficient healthcare for the good people of Ondo State.
Commenting further on the development, Dr Ajaka said, “no fewer than 280 workers had registered to benefit from the insurance scheme. This means that more people will be able to access quality healthcare without worrying about the financial burden that comes with it.” –
The Ondo State government’s efforts towards providing affordable and accessible healthcare for its people so far have been commendable. The state insurance scheme has been a significant stride towards reducing the financial burden of healthcare for the people of Ondo State. The opening of the new administrative block at the infectious disease hospital in Akure is also a significant step towards providing quality healthcare for the people of the state.