To achieve an effective Primary Healthcare System and elicit optimal performance of Health workers, the Ondo State government has pledged commitment to their training and retraining.
The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro gave the commitment at the opening ceremony of a five day training of Medical Officers of Health of the Primary Healthcare Board at the University of Medical Sciences Ondo.
The Health Commissioner who said toward availing residents qualitative and affordable healthcare,the State Government had partnered the University of Medical Sciences to train about 100 Primary Healthcare Board workers.
Dr. Adegbenro stated that the emphasis around the world presently is on Primary Healthcare because they are closer to the grassroots and should be able to take care of minor health challenges before referring when it is beyond their ability.
He said it is not enough to provide infrastructures and equipment for the health facilities, but the manpower has to be given the Prerequisite skills to Mann them.
Dr. Adegbenro who thanked the University of Medical Sciences and the Primary Healthcare Board for the initiative, urged participants to take advantage of the training to sharpen their skills and learn about latest trends in their various fields.