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Oyinlola, Faronbi, Fisher advocate need to bring health solutions closer to people

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Vice Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, Oyo State chapter, Dr. Wale Lasisi (left); Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Dr. Ajibola Oladiran; Convener, OHealth, Dr. Temitope Faronbi; representative of former Governor of Osun and Lagos states, Kayode Afolabi and Chief Gbenga Fisher, during the launch of OHealth in Ibadan… yesterday.<br />PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

Former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has advocated the need for governments to invest more funds in the health sector and bring health solutions closer to the people.

He made the recommendation in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, during the launch of Online Health Company Limited, a one-stop hospital for all through a telemedicine application known as Ohealth, geared towards bridging the gap between health consultants and the public by bringing both parties together on air for effective health delivery.

Oyinlola, who was represented by Bada Balogun of Ibadanland, Kayode Afolabi, described the project as a beautiful one and that he would support it fully, urging all and sundry to follow his example.

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Also, a businessman, Gbenga Fisher, as well as the founder of Ohealth, Dr. Temitope Faronbi, a neurologist, and her partner, Dr. Ajibola Oladiran, an orthopaedic surgeon, noted that telemedicine is not new in the advanced countries of the world, and that Nigeria also needs it to ensure that all Nigerians, irrespective of social status and places of residence, would have access to medical doctors through their android enabled phones.

In the same vein, Vice Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Oyo State chapter, Dr. Wale Lasisi, also endorsed the application, saying that the platform will bring qualified medical doctors in any part of Nigeria together to attend to health needs of members of the public.

Faronbi said provisions had been made for people that do not have android phones to also access health solutions.

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