By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan
Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has stated his authorities isn’t against criticism however such should be constructive in order that he could possibly be higher.
He additionally promised sufficient and correct upkeep of all medical and well being services put in place within the bid to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic within the state, publish Covid-19.
Makinde made the remarks on Saturday whereas commissioning an upgraded Agbami Isolation Centre, Jericho, Ibadan.
The Governor, who defined the brand new facility is to encourage personal people self-isolate, enjoined residents to not be negligent of the virus or afraid to both take the take a look at or affirm their COVID-19 standing as a result of it isn’t a demise sentence.
Makinde stated: “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 will probably 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 that Seyi Makinde is commissioning one thing they did, effectively we offer you credit score for placing this collectively despite the fact that it was commissioned when it wasn’t prepared. I got here right here and went inside, there was nothing, absolute nothing inside.
“Now as a result of we’ve 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.
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“For these people, we all know a few of you may have aged dad and mom at house and since we’ve to provide concession for such people to self isolate at house and monitor them, now we don’t must do a lot of that anymore. With services right here you may self isolate privately, simply drive in, we gives you the therapy and we are going to be sure that you don’t infect others, after getting been correctly handle you’ll return to numerous properties.
“I battled COVID-19, so it isn’t a demise sentence and it isn’t one thing to be ashamed of. The virus is right here with us and it will likely be right here for some occasions to return it isn’t going to vanish two or three weeks from now, so we’ve to be taught to stay with it. So, if any of us is sick, we’ve the services, we’ve taken the chance of COVID-19 to strengthen our well being care services.
“So, if COVID-19 is now not right here our services will stay, we are going to keep them, it’s no massive deal that anybody examined optimistic to Covid-19. You don’t have to go and conceal at personal hospitals the place they don’t actually have the services and likewise the sources, the personnel to make sure that you entry to sufficient care.
“This has been upgraded now, we’ve oxygen concentrator right here, you’re going to get the kind of care that you just really deserved. When you have a look at the place we’re coming from it’s a actually difficult setting as a result of after we began the yr we had excessive hope however now we’ve to sheave off virtually 35 p.c of our funds for the yr 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 we’ve been in a position to preserve transferring on.
“So, we didn’t take that assist as a right, preserve criticizing us, this criticizing you’re doing however let it’s constructive criticism. Something we’re doing and also you suppose we are able to do higher carry it up and we are going to make a essential motion.”