Oyo PHC delivery system needs revitalization – Ex NMA Chairman

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Former Oyo State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr Muideen Olatunji at the weekend said its time to revitalize the state primary health care delivery system.
Dr Olatunji stated this in Oyo town during a chat with newsmen at a Two-Day ‘Legislative Advocacy Retreat for Oyo State House of Assembly on Increase Domestic Funding for Health Especially Child and Family Health Issues’ held at the Begonia Hotel.
The Oyo NMA immediate past Chairman pointed out that to achieve this, there is the need for members of the State House of Assembly to consider quick passage of the state primary health care development board bill to enhance the much needed revitalization of the state primary health care delivery system.
In doing this, he advised the lawmakers to collaborate with the executive arm of government as well as be proactive in their oversight functions so as to impact positively on the life of the people of the state.
Dr Olatunji also charged the lawmakers to help the state health sector as a whole in getting enough fund especially in the areas of public health delivery through their role of check and balance on the executive.
The former NMA Chairman advised the state government against too much reliance on donor driven functions to avoid sacrificing its major need.
The retreat was organized by Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) in collaboration with Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON).

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