By Olubukola Aiyedogbon
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara said his administration will start modernizing and equipping Oro General Hospital in the next quarter.
AbdulRazaq made the disclosure on Tuesday in the town of Oro, while sympathizing with the victims of Monday’s hell at the Oro Central Market, in which no less than 30 stores were set on fire.
He said that modernizing the health facility will boost public confidence in the hospital and make health care more accessible to the people.
The governor added that the government would also provide modern equipment and other facilities necessary to make it functional, to the satisfaction of the inhabitants of the region.
“I came to see it firsthand; to find out what the real problems are, as a result of my previous visit to this place. Now is the time to update our plans for the General Hospital.
“It’s going to be expensive, but we’ll start in the next quarter and make sure the people of Oro get more dividends from democracy.
“I thank the hospital staff; they were dedicated despite the challenges.
“For two years now, we have had fixed infrastructure in the education, road and health sectors, particularly in primary health care.
“So we need to move on to secondary and tertiary health care now. This hospital is one that serves many communities in the state, ”he said.
According to the governor, the districts will first be renovated and put back in a habitable state.
“We will also increase the number of employees and build confidence, so that members of this community can use the hospital instead of going to Omu-Aran or Ofa.
“We’re going to make it work here by equipping the hospital with the right equipment.
“We will also provide imaging equipment and ensure that the pharmacy is functioning, with proper power supply,” he said.
Previously, the governor had inspected the central market in Oro, where he had asked the state emergency agency to obtain data on the victims and the extent of the damage, in order to determine government support. .
“We put the state emergency management agency on the move to do the census. We will mitigate the loss of people who have lost property.
“The incident is quite unfortunate and we are supporting the victims in this trying time,” said the governor.
AbdulRazaq praised the people of Oro Kingdom for always coming together to offer community support at every stage of their development.
Responding, the Eesa d’Oro, High Chief Taye Otunola, who spoke on behalf of the king, said the community remained grateful for the governor’s prompt intervention, less than 24 hours after the incident.
“We are happy to have you here today. This visit shows once again how attached you are to the plight of the masses and the entire people of the State.
“The Oro community is firmly behind your administration. We will continue to support you, ”he said.
The Iyaloja d’Oro, Mulikat Jimoh, also congratulated the governor on his quick visit and called for more support from the market men and women in the community.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the governor also inspected the Kwara State College of Education and the Iludun-Oro water facilities.
NAN also reports that AbdulRazaq was accompanied by a member of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Felix Awodiji, chairman of the Irepodun local government transition committee, Jide Oyinloye and chairman of the government working group on environment, AbdulRazaq Jiddah, among others. (NOPE)
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