Oyo reviews services for PHCs

The Oyo State Government, on Saturday, said it had begun the process to review its minimum health service package, that patients can access at primary health care facilities across the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, disclosed this at the review meeting held in Oyo town, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Dotun Oyelade, in Ibadan, the state capital.

The statement quoted Ajetunmobi as saying that the minimum service package needed to be standardised.

She revealed that the primary objective of the review meeting was to meet the basic health needs of the entire people of the state, adding that the initiative was a priority set of interventions that should be provided in PHC centres daily at little or no cost.

The commissioner said the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration had shown unflinching commitment to the health sector since he came on board in 2019, noting that the commitment of the governor to the sector was targeted at improving the health indices and level of health status of residents of the state.

She added, “This meeting is designed to strengthen health service delivery in our state at the PHC level. The minimum health service package, according to the Federal Government policy, is described as a priority set of interventions which should be provided in PHC centres daily and at little or no cost to clients through government financing mechanisms.

“MSP is basically deployed to meet the needs of the entire population in the state where resources are limited by aggregating services together. The MSP minimises costs, for both the services and patients to receive the services.

“The present administration in the state is also making frantic efforts to ensure that government health facilities are adequately equipped so that the people of the state can enjoy appropriate and qualitative health care.”

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the state Primary Health Care Board, Muideen Olatunji, said the government had completed the renovation of 210 primary healthcare facilities out of the 351 facilities under the watch of the board.

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