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SDG donates 100 hospital beds, other equipment to Oyo State govt

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
29 March 2022   |   3:13 am
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has donated 100 hospital beds and other equipment to aid healthcare delivery in Oyo State.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has donated 100 hospital beds and other equipment to aid healthcare delivery in Oyo State.

While presenting the items received from the SDGs Office in the Presidency, Abuja, to the Oyo State Ministry of Health, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on SDGs, Kunle Yusuff, said the items were received due to the cordial relationship between the Oyo State SDGs office and the office of the OSSAP at the Presidency.

Yusuff said that the items were meant to cushion the negative effects of COVID-19 and to fulfil the Goal Three of SDGs in ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all.

He applauded the Makinde-led administration for building policies and programmes around the 17 Global Goals of SDGs, using the four pillars.

In his response, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bode Ladipo, appreciated the SDG for the donation, stating that the items will be judiciously distributed to the health facilities in need.

Also, the Chairman, State Implementation Committee of SDGs and Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Prof. Musbau Babatunde, said that the Oyo State government was committed to delivering quality health service to the people.

Babatunde, who hinted that at least one primary healthcare centre had been remodeled in each of the 351 wards of the 33 local councils in the state, maintained that upgrading primary healthcare delivery would allow citizens of the state to have high standards of living, while mortality and morbidity rates would be kept low.