Ekiti FMC to bridge healthcare hole, says Oyebanji

Ekiti State governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has stated that the improve of State Specialist Hospital, Ikole Ekiti to Federal Medical Centre is an important step in addressing the healthcare wants of Ikole Ekiti and the state as a complete.

The governor spoke in Ikole Ekiti on Friday through the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Ministry of Health and its Ekiti State counterpart for the handover of the SSH, Ikole Ekiti to the Federal Government for conversion to FMC.

Oyebanji stated, “The presence of a Federal Tertiary Hospital in Ikole-Ekiti represents hope for patients battling illnesses beyond the capacity of secondary health care, brings comfort for families in distress and increases the possibility of a healthier future for many more citizens within the state”.

While the governor signed on behalf of the state authorities, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Tunji Alausa, signed on behalf of the Federal Government.

The governor additionally later within the day commissioned the Abiyamo Esther Maternity Ward (Mother and Child Building), which he inbuilt reminiscence of his mom within the General Hospital, Aramoko Ekiti, the place he was given beginning to.

Oyebanji instructed the gathering on the MOU occasion comprising authorities officers, conventional rulers, indigenes and Ekiti individuals who had gathered to witness the event that “through this partnership, we aim to bridge the gaps, ensuring that the people of Ikole Ekiti and its environs receive access to affordable and quality healthcare that they require.”

He stated that FMC would carry concerning the introduction of superior healthcare companies that may handle the urgent medical wants of the communities, decreasing the gap wanted to journey to entry high quality medical care,

He stated, “This accessibility is essential for emergency circumstances, power sickness administration and routine well being check-ups.

“The FMC would appeal to expert healthcare professionals to the area, fostering a greater well being care setting. This inflow would improve the general high quality of care, main to higher well being outcomes and elevated life expectancy for the native inhabitants.

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“Additionally, the presence of a FMC would serve as a training ground for medical students and health professionals, promoting continuous learning and improvement in medical practices.”

The governor additional stated, “Economically, the establishment of FMC in Ikole Ekiti would stimulate local economies through job creation and the growth of supporting industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and housing. Local businesses would benefit from the increased demand for goods and services, leading to economic development and poverty reduction”.

Oyebanji praised President Bola Tinubu for contemplating Ekiti State among the many 4 states having new FMC as he charged residents and conventional rulers of Ikole Ekiti and its environs to do all issues obligatory to make sure safety of lives and property within the space.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Alausa, stated the improve of the SSH to FMC in Ikole Ekiti was “part of efforts to ensure our people have access to quality healthcare and ensuring Universal Health Coverage”.

Alausa described the train as not solely switch of belongings, however switch of potentials and hope to the nice folks of Ekiti State.

The minister instructed the people who “FMC will bring tertiary medical care to Ekiti State. Priority will be given to Ikole Ekiti and Ekiti State in jobs”.

He stated that among the many advantages of the FMC can be the institution of a college of nursing which might be amongst directives to the Chief Medical Director.

Alausa lauded Tinubu for approving the improve which made the FMC attainable in Ekiti State.

Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, who welcomed the governor, minister and company to the event, stated the current administration within the state prioritised healthcare supply and welfare of well being and medical employees which had enhanced service supply.



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