The Ekiti State government has promised to tackle all primary health issues confronting people of the state as a means to sustaining the impressive records of the state in the health sector.
Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka while speaking in her office during a courtesy call by the Primary Health Care Development Agency, led by the permanent secretary, Primary health in the state ministry of Health, Mrs. Folakemi Olusola Falore, said the state was determined to continue to create awareness and champion immunization rather than rest on her oars as a state that has being free from polio since the last sixteen years.
Olayinka while hinting that the state was prepared to provide adequate fund for the health institutions and health related programmes to guarantee that the people of Ekiti continues to enjoy good health, said the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration was prepared to address the issue of obsolete equipments in its hospitals and primary health centres in the coming year.
In her address, Mrs. Falore who was accompanied on the call by the Director of Primary Health in the Ministry, Dr. Joshua Ileke praised Ekiti mothers for their awareness and cooperation in the agency’s bid to continue to ensure that Ekiti is polio free.
Calling for greater vigilance towards guiding against transfer of polio from influx of persons from the Northern part of the country, she requested for adequate funding for her agency, adding that greater awareness also needed to be created in the state, especially.
Explaining that Ekiti has the lowest prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the country, she said the government is working assiduously to attain zero level. She also added that the maternal mortality rate in the South West is 147 out of 100,000 births; the best so far.