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Oyo vows to eradicate quackery in health sector

November 6, 2017

Oyo State government has expressed its determination to eradicate any form of quack practices in all private medical facilities and government owned hospitals.

The state Commissioner for Health, Mr Azeez Adeduntan, gave the pledge while receiving members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Health, who paid him a visit on budget performance, in his office in Ibadan.

Adeduntan explained that the expectations of the general public and indigenes of Oyo State are high as they want something good to showcase by the Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s administration, noting that the state’s Task Force set up to sanitize private health facilities in the health sector is yielding positive results as some of the private health practitioners have complied with rules and regulations guiding their operations.

He re-assured residents of the state of quality health care delivery, reiterating that funds realized from the N50billion Oyo State Health Endowment Fund will be spent on the upgrade of all medical facilities in the six geo-political zones in the state.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr Silas Adelere Okunlola, said the visit was to let the Ministry of Health know that the Nigerian Constitution empowered the House Committees to monitor the expenditure of the State, Consolidated revenue fund and monitor the level of implementation of government policies.

He added that the House scored the budget performance of the Ministry of Health very high.

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