- Governor Godwin Obaseki has commissioned a new primary health care centre in Edo state
- The Obaseki-led administration has renovated not less than 20 primary healthcare centres across Edo state
- The governor promised that if re-elected, the number will increase to 57 primary healthcare centres
The Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated his administration's commitment to prioritising the health of the people of the state by repositioning primary health care centres across the state.
The governor said this during the commissioning of the revamped Ekiadolor primary healthcare centre in Ovia North-East local government area (LGA), in the course of his reelection campaign across the state.
The governor restated his commitment to quality primary health care and provision of affordable healthcare with the Edo Health Care Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP) and the Edo State Health Insurance Scheme.
According to him, his administration has renovated not less than 20 primary healthcare centres across the 18 local government areas of the state.
He also promised that if re-elected, the number will increase to 57 primary healthcare centres across the south-south state..
Recall that the reelection bid of Governor Obaseki, on Thursday, August 27 got a major boost as over 1000 health and environmental volunteers from the 18 local government areas of Edo state declared their support for the second term bid of the governor.
The volunteers under the aegis of Young Environmental Health Officers Forum also promised to mobilise over 5, 000 other voters across the state to ensure victory for Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Phillip Shaibu.
Speaking to journalists in Benin city, coordinator of the forum, who represented the other volunteers, Joy Oluwagbohunmi, noted that “the decision to back the governor was on account of the government’s sterling performance in the first term.”
In a related development, Governor Obaseki, on Friday, August 28, commissioned the fourth coronavirus molecular laboratory to boost testing capacity for the disease in the state and to contain the pandemic.
Commissioning the testing facility at Lily Hospital in Benin city, the governor said the laboratory is the first privately owned PCR laboratory in the south-south region of the country.
He noted that several investments have continued to flood the state following the conducive environment created in the state by his government.
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