The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has commissioned the newly rehabilitated and equipped General Hospital, Tede, in the Atisbo Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Makinde, who made a commitment to personally enrol 1,250 residents of the town and its surrounding communities into the Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme (OYSHIA) for the next one year, explained that his administration remained committed to improving the health sector, which according to him, is a major service point agenda of his government.
The governor promised within a short time, to extend the Light up Oyo Project to Tede, in response to the request of the community, stating that he remained committed to providing an all inclusive governance that leaves no town or zone behind.
Makinde noted that in the area of security, his administration has been collaborating with federal security agencies to keep citizens safe and secure and would not relent, adding that on road infrastructure, his administration has also been engineering an infrastructure that connects all zones of the state and targets economic expansion agenda.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary, Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA), Dr Sola Akande, explained the work done at the facility to include a general renovation and equipment with a modern theatre, upgraded laboratory, electronic delivery machine, borehole powered water supply system and a 20 KVA diesel generator backed with solar power.
He noted that so far, Governor Makinde had from his personal purse, pledged to enrol 2,750 lives into Oyo the State Health Insurance Scheme, urging local government chairmen and other political office holders to emulate the governor’s good gesture.
Akande disclosed that the General Hospital, Tede, dilapidated for over 15 years and worsened by torrential rainfall over a period of 10 years, had been brought back to life, noting that training and retraining would be continuous in ensuring that the personnel get a hold on the use of the equipment provided for the hospital.
On his part, the Chairman, Atisbo Local Government Area, Fasasi Adeagbo, commended the governor for bringing development to the state by renovating and equipping the hospital despite the economic hardship in the country, saying many people in Oke-Ogun would benefit from the hospital, as they would not have to travel to Ibadan for health care.