Just In: Makinde Grants Semi Autonomy To Four State Owned Hospitals
By Henry Odeh
The Oyo state government has announced that it has granted semi autonomy to four secondary healthcare facilities in the state to facilitate improved and qualitative healthcare service delivery.
Arising from its 28th State Executive Council Meeting on 13th October, 2020, the Oyo state government speaking through the Honourable Commissioner For Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, made this known while addressing governor’s office correspondence at a press briefing on Wednesday 14th October.
Dr Olatunbosun explained that the move became expedient after the present government discovered the deplorable and unpleasant condition condition of the health facilities in the state.
He noted that the state government received a memorandum from the state ministry of health as regards the secondary healthcare facilities for quality healthcare delivery in the state.
He added that after the presentation of the memorandum by the ministry of health, the state executive council haven realized the many challenges the state has been through particularly as a result of negligence from last administration approved semi autonomy to the state secondary healthcare facilities.
He explained that the state government has however, selected four state owned hospitals to pilot the new scheme.
The four selected hospitals include Adeoyo Maternity Hospital, Ring Road State Hospital, State Hospital Oyo, and the newly renovated Saki Township Hospital.
He said that the success of the pilot scheme will determine the next step of spreading the scheme across the state after reviewing its performance after one year of implementation.
According to Dr Olatunbosun, there will be a monitoring committee comprising of representatives from the ministry of health, hospital management board, offices of accountant general of the state, auditor general, civil service commission, and head of service to midwife and ensure total support for the initiative.