Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the supply of vital, world-class medical equipment for secondary health facilities.
He also launched a housing scheme to combat housing shortage.
Abiodun stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin.
He pledged that his administration would ensure that the dividends of democracy would be evenly spread.
The governor said the General Hospital in Ilaro is wearing a new look and its facilities are being upgraded to meet international standard.
“When I visited the hospital I was shocked by the structures and facilities there. I wondered whether what was described as theatre was suitable for animals. We had to step in and today we have a modern hospital fitted with equipment that we will all be proud to call a modern health facility,” he said.
According to the statement, besides the facelift and restructuring of wards, the government procured medical laboratory blood bank, infant incubator, resuscitaire, phototherapy unit, anesthetic machine, siniacid among others.
Abiodun promised that similar turnaround maintenance would be carried out at all state hospitals in the three senatorial districts.
The governor, who was conferred with the honorary membership of Abeokuta Club, said: “No section of the state will be marginalised or shortchanged under my watch.”
He promised that his administration would ensure that state-owned hospitals have the equipment needed for their operation.
“Lack of some vital medical equipment at the General Hospital, Ijaye, was brought to my attention only last week, I immediately approved and authorised the importation of those equipment”, he said.
“Very soon, the equipment will arrive to ensure efficient service delivery in the health sector,” Abiodun said.
The equipment bought for the re-accreditation of State Hospital, Ijaiye, include Cardiotocographic (CTG machine), Anaesthetic Machine Halothane, Patient Monitor, Double Humidifier, Cardiac Defibrillator, Suction Machine, Autoclaving Machine, Gurney Trolley, Neonatal resuscitation and wheel chairs, among others.