As part of Governor Seyi Makinde led administration’s effort to revamp the health sector in the state, the administration keeps opening new front in affordable and sustainable health care delivery.
One of these efforts is the opening of another temporary isolation centre in Awe to cater for the well being of the citizens and residents of all the four Local government areas in Oyo town.
While speaking at the commissioning, the Governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde called on all relevant stakeholders to collaborate with government to ensure a world class service in healthcare delivery.
The governor who spoke through his Deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan said the isolation centre is a testament to the government’s commitment to mitigating the impact of COVID 19.
He further reiterated that the isolation centre, was modelled to the standard of a cottage primary health centre and will be made to serve the purpose once the virus is defeated adding that it is part of the effort to revamp the dilapidated healthcare machinery in the state.
The state helmsman maintained that the isolation centre is necessary to curb the virus as other apparatus to reduce community spread and transmission, do contact tracing and active case searching have been set in motion.
The governor encouraged citizens to take responsibility and necessary precautions while adhering to the COVID 19 safety protocols, insisting that government will keep working to improve physical access to health facilities with affordable packages.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello said plans are ongoing to site isolation centres in all parts of the state especially Ogbomosho, Saki and other parts of Oke-ogun.
It will be recalled that since the first confirmed case of the virus in the state, the Olodo infectious Disease Centre and the Agbami Isolation Centre have both been commissioned to stop the spread of the virus.
The member representing Afijio constitutency in the Oyo state House of Assembly, Hon. Seyi Adisa appreciated the efforts of the Seyi Makinde administration for not leaving the place to lay waste because it has been deserted for years since it was first built in 2004.
The lawmaker said successive governments have since then made efforts to revamp the place but could not follow through till the end.
During the tour of the facility, the head of the Technical Working Team, Prof Temitope Alonge said the hospital has Oxygen concentrator and Nebulizers alongside all the basic amenities like uninterrupted power supply, running water and Personal protective kits for workers.