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The Ogun State Government have called on residents, especially the vulnerable to take advantage of the free health services provided in all primary health centers across the state.
This admonition was given by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, while supervising the ongoing registration of vulnerables under the Basic Health Insurance Provision Fund in Emulu Village, Orile-Itesi, within Odeda Local Government Area of the State.
The State Government had in the last few weeks commenced the registration of 1,000 vulnerables in each of the 20 local government areas of the state into the Basic Health Provision Fund.
Coker noted that the basic package of the scheme include antenatal care for the pregnant women and postnatal care up to six weeks with overall treatment to children up to the age of 5 while the aged would have access to treatment for headache, common malaria, blood pressure, diabetes, Tuberculosis and other basic medical conditions.
Lamenting the low patronage of the Primary Health Centers in different locations of the state, she said that such attitude would have negative effect on the purpose of the free health services for the vulnerable.
The Commissioner said that the investment of the present administration in upgrading the health centers should not be left unutilized, pointing out that all efforts put in place we’re geared towards making healthcare accessible to all within a short a distance.
Appreciating the present administration for its huge investment in the health sector, the Olu of Itesi, Oba Olayinka Adeniyi, affirmed that his subjects will not take government efforts for granted.