Oyo Health Endowment Fund Rakes in 100Million

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Oyo state government says no Kobo has been spent from the health endowment fund recoup.

The 50 Billion Naira Health Endowment Fund was launched August last year to revamp the health sector for qualitative health care delivery in the state.

At a Ministerial briefing in Ibadan, State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, explained that although total pledge at the launching was up to a Billion Naira, less than 100 Million Naira has been redeemed as at press time.

The Commissioner noted that the Adeoyo State Hospital Ring Road will be the first beneficiary, being the flagship hospital of the state and will be revamped to provide prompt secondary health care to residents.

He also disclosed that the Primary Healthcare was now domesticated with the State Government with the opportunity to access 1% of Federal allocation aside budgetary allocation to health.

Dr. Adeduntan said 40,000 residents had been enrolled on the state NHIS scheme with an access fee of 650 Naira monthly.

On the issue of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, the Commissioner explained that the government was meeting with the striking resident Doctors for amicable resolution.

While noting that the problem with the teaching hospital were over bloated staff and financial leakages, Dr. Adeduntan said the government would restructure and reposition the hospital to compete with other modern tertiary healthcare providers.

Dayo Adu

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