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In line with his resolve to explore home-grown solutions towards the prevention and cure of coronavirus, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said he will be donating his blood as sample for research.
Being a COVID-19 survivor, Makinde said the donation of his blood would help experts who are currently evaluating post-infection protection against coronavirus.
Makinde made this decision known, on Wednesday, on his verified social media handles.
“We have been advocating local solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic in Oyo State.
“So, as a COVID-19 survivor, I volunteered to donate my blood to be studied by our experts researching on the ‘Evaluation of Post Infection Protection Against SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in Nigeria,’” Makinde said.
After his recovery from COVID-19, Makinde had expressed conviction in capacity and intellect of Nigerians evolve local solutions to the virus, adding that the state will support such efforts.
He then said that since Nigerians always had their ways of dealing with flu, catarrh and cough, different from the Western world, the state would explore avenues to find a local cure for COVID-19.
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On the 23rd of March, 2020, Gov. Seyi Makinde visited Agbami Isolation Centre at Jericho chest Hospital to inspect the facility. During the visit, he stated that since the identification of the Ekiti case on the 18th of March 2020, the Oyo State Government has ramped up its preparation for any possible outbreak of the pandemic. The Governor added that the State Government is collaborating with the College Of Medicine to set up two (2) Diagnostic centres at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, which will begin operations by the end of the week after validation from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He made it known that as a result of the newly designated Isolation Centre at Olodo which can accommodate one hundred (100) Isolation bed, the five (5) already established isolation centres have been reduced to three (3) which are: Four-bed Isolation Centre at Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho. Ten-bed Isolation Centre at Jericho Chest Hospital, Ibadan. And four-bed Isolation Centre at University College Hospital, (UCH) Ibadan. The Governor added that the Emergency Operating Centres has commenced 24-hours operations.
…As Suspected Case In Ibadan Tests Negative
Gov. Seyi Makinde held the first meeting with the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, on March 21, 2020. While addressing the public after the meeting, he stated that the meeting became necessary because of the heightened unrest in the last 72 hours in Oyo State due to the increase in the confirmed cases of Corona Virus in Nigeria since March 18, 2020. He affirmed that there is no confirmed case of Corona Virus in Oyo State even though the Commissioner for Health had put measures in place to prevent the outbreak by hosting press briefings on February 28 and March 19 respectively where he outlined the steps being taken on the creation of Isolation centres, Helplines, Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) in the thirty-three Local Government Areas and thirty-five LCDAs. He added that in order to compliment the effort of the Ministry of Health, it has been agreed that:
- Emergency Operation Centers should be activated within 72 hours.
- Diagnostic center should be set up within 72hours.
- Schools are to be closed until after Easter.
- The Maternal and Health Center at Olodo is now redesigned as the State infectious disease hospital.
- Two dedicated ambulances should be provided for Corona virus cases.
- Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers earlier created in the 33 Local Government Area and 35 LCDAS be activated.
- The free health mission is now suspended.
- The ongoing employee verification is suspended.
- Enlightenment and campaign on prevention of Corona Virus be heightened.
- Wash centres will be activated in market and public places.
- Personal protective gears will be provided for health workers through emergency purchases.
He reiterated the commitment of the government to prevent and control Corona Virus disease in Oyo State, while adding that the result of the suspected case has been confirmed negative through the test carried out.
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Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) has been recognized and awarded the most ‘responsive and exemplary’ in its approach to affordable primary healthcare delivery in the State.
The agency was listed among the top winners of the 2019 Miss Oyo Merit and Good Governance Award and was presented by the organizers recently at the event which held at Ibadan recently.
OYSHIA was established two years ago as an insurance scheme to make access to good healthcare cheap for civil and public servants but has spread its reach to private organizations, artisans and the general public.
While responding on the achievement, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Sola Akande said the award was dedicated to the State Government for his drive to make primary healthcare affordable and closer to all and sundry.
“This award is dedicated to the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for making the scheme a pivot to drive affordable healthcare system in the State, it is a call to do more, the reward of hard work, they say is more work.
“We are dedicated to this cause of achieving universal heath coverage in Oyo State, a situation where people will not have to bother about financing their health needs, this we promise the people among other things in the coming year,” he said.
Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,
Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,
Oyo State Government.
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