Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says Osun state government will get a $20 million World Bank fund to fix its healthcare system.
The minister said this on Wednesday in Abuja while receiving Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, in his office.
In a statement, the state said the fund is its earning from the from the World Bank’s saving one million lives (SOML) initiative which is aimed at improving indicators in maternal and child healthcare he and achieve results.
Oyetola had inaugurated a six-man committee named, ‘State of Osun Special Health Intervention and Revitalization,’ to revive and revitalise the health sector in the state.
The committee chaired by the governor is expected to review the state of the health sector for efficient and effective health care delivery.
“This is a reflection of our commitment to ensure free health care delivery at primary and secondary levels. It shows that we take the health sector seriously and that we are paying serious attention to the health sector,” the governor said.
This is coming after TheCable reported about the anguish, pains of women in the state who travel long distances to access basic healthcare.
The story had exposed the sorry state of the health centres in the rural areas of the state, without qualified personnel, which had become a misery for pregnant women longing for safe delivery.
The state government said the World Bank fund is financed through the $500 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the federal government for four years.
The governor said the fund would be used to fix 332 from the 900 primary health centres (PHCs) in the state