Oborevwori pledges to prioritise health of Deltans
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State said his administration would pay priority attention to the health and well-being of Deltans in line with his M.O.R.E Agenda.
In this regard, the governor expressed the willingness of his administration to partner with well-meaning bodies for (NOA) the growth and development of the state.
Speaking when he received on courtesy visit, the National Executive Council of Nigerian Optometric Association (), led by its National President, Dr. Obinna Awiaka, at Government House, Asaba, Oborevwori assured the Optometric body of the state government’s support for its conference holding in Asaba.
He stated: “As a state, we are very happy receiving visitors because our state is peaceful, especially Asaba, the capital, and lots of conferences have been held here.
“Delta is ready at all times to partner with any sector that wants to partner with us and I believe that the conference you are holding in Delta will bring a lot of awareness to our people in the area of proper eye care.
“It will encourage a lot of people to come and check their eyes and in this M.O.R.E. Agenda, we are not going to play with the issue of health and also, we will have a medical doctor who will be in charge of the health sector in my cabinet.
“I know we have some optometrists working with the Asaba Specialist Hospital, but now that you have requested for more of them, we will check if there are vacancies and employ more.
“On the issue of internship, we don’t discriminate here; you must not be an indigene to come and do internship in Delta. So, I believe we will continue to do more in that regard.”
Earlier, Awiaka said they were in the state for the yearly General Meeting (AGM) and Optometry Conference holding in Asaba, and commended Oborevwori for approving Call Duty Allowance for their members, as well as for supporting the conference.
He appealed to the governor to provide employment for more eye doctors; more internship opportunities for young doctors and for eye care to be included in the state’s contributory health scheme.
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