Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr Biodun Oyebanji,

Ekiti residents urge governor-elect to focus on healthcare

The residents of Oye-Ekiti on Tuesday appealed to the governor-elect, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, to improve healthcare services by employing health workers at both basic and comprehensive health centres in the state.

Some of the residents who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Oye-Ekiti expressed their worries on the inadequate qualified health workers in the health centres across the 16 local government areas of the state.

One of the residents, Mrs Tolani Aina, a teacher, said the health centres would be more effective if the state government could employ more qualified health workers, noting that few health workers at the health centres could not cope with the increased number of patients visiting the centres. She urged Oyebanji to employ more health workers and reduce the number of jobless health personnel in the state.

Mrs Bolanle Owolabi, a tailor, said that many of the health centres in Oye LGA area do not have adequate health workers. Sometimes two health workers will be on night shift and when there is an emergency such as delivery cases and accidents, they always find it difficult to cope with the condition.