Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on the weekend, mentioned his administration took the chance of the novel Coronavirus pandemic to strengthen the state’s well being care amenities.
The governor made this recognized on the commissioning of the upgraded Agbami Isolation Centre, Jericho, Ibadan.
Makinde, whereas berating the earlier administration’s non dedication to enhanced well being care amenities within the state, recalled that the ability was commissioned on the twilight of the immediate-past administration with out adequately outfitted.
The governor maintained that contracting the virus was not a dying sentence as many may need perceived, including that, it was not one thing to be ashamed of.
His phrases: “I battled COVID-19, so it isn’t a dying sentence and it isn’t one thing to be ashamed of. The virus is right here with us and will probably be right here for some instances to return; it isn’t going to vanish two or three from now, so now we have to be taught to dwell with it.
So, if any of us is sick, now we have the amenities, now we have taken the chance of COVID-19 to strengthen our well being care amenities.” “This facility was commissioned on the twilight of the final administration. Earlier than we got here in, it was a Tuberculosis (TB) Centre at that, we didn’t know that there might be COVID-19 pandemic, however right here we’re coping with COVID-19.”
“Earlier than the naysayers will go to city and say once more Seyi Makinde is commissioning one thing they did, effectively we offer you credit score for placing this collectively although it was commissioned when it wasn’t prepared. I got here right here and went inside, there was nothing, completely nothing inside.”
“Now as a result of now we have the pandemic in our hand and we even have excessive earned people in Oyo State that aren’t comfy going to Olodo as a result of they need particular person room and privateness.”
“For these people, we all know a few of you’ve aged dad and mom at dwelling and since now we have to offer concession for such people to self isolate at dwelling and monitor them, now we don’t should do a lot of that anymore.”
“With amenities right here you may self isolate privately, simply drive in, we will provide you with the remedy and we are going to be certain that you don’t infect others, upon getting correctly handle you’ll return to numerous houses.”
“So, if COVID-19 is not right here our amenities will stay, we are going to preserve them, it’s no massive deal that anybody examined optimistic to COVID-19. You don’t must go and conceal at non-public hospitals the place they don’t actually have the amenities and likewise the sources, the personnel to make sure that you entry to sufficient care.”
“This has been upgraded now, now we have oxygen concentrator right here, you’re going to get the kind of care that you simply really deserved.
For those who have a look at the place we’re coming from it’s a actually difficult atmosphere as a result of once we began the 12 months we had excessive hope however now now we have to sheave off virtually 35 p.c of our finances for the 12 months just because we face the pandemic and we’re additionally dealing with the financial meltdown, however in spite off all of that with the assist of the great individuals of Oyo State now we have been capable of preserve shifting on,” said.
The governor, nonetheless, advised his teeming supporters to not bask in praise-singing his authorities alone, however criticise him constructively, when the necessity arose.