By John Odunjo
As part of efforts to improve healthcare service delivery in Ekiti State, the state government has stepped up sensitisation programmes on its twin programmes namely Basic Health Care Provision Fund and Ulerawa.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, who led the state government health team to the Olojudo Palace in Ido Ekiti, Ido /Osi Council area on Friday, said the twin programmes “provide free healthcare services to our people at 177 Public Health Centres across the state”.
Filani said, “We also had a medical outreach during the interface, residents of Ido/Osi LGA and its environs were registered and attended to on their various health needs.
“I also met with some of the Traditional rulers of the LGA particularly the Olojudo of Ido Ekiti, Oba Ayorinde Ilori-Faboro, who coincidentally has just been appointed as the Chairman of Ekiti State Council of Obas.
“Oba Faboro, who called on his people to maximize the opportunity provided by the programmes, appreciated Governor Biodun Oyebanji for the laudable health interventions.
“Services such as maternal health care like antenatal care, delivery, post natal services, family planning and child care, nutrition as well as malaria treatments for all categories of people, collection of cards, consultation and laboratory test are all free of charge at those facilities,” Filani said.