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Ekiti state introduces free malaria treatment, free delivery for pregnant women, others   



Free malaria treatment

Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has announced the commencement of free malaria treatment for children under the age of five, pregnant women, and the elderly. 

This includes complimentary delivery services for pregnant women, which will be accessible across all 177 Primary Healthcare Centers within the state under the Ulera Wa Scheme. 

Governor Oyebanji made this announcement during the unveiling of the Okesa Comprehensive Health Center in Ado Ekiti.

He further emphasized that the welfare and well-being of the citizens remain a top priority for his government, and he’s committed to providing quality healthcare, especially for children under five.

ThePressNG learns that the administration has allocated increased resources to secondary and tertiary health institutions, approving immediate renovations for these facilities.

Furthermore, health workers in the state have begun receiving hazard allowances and other benefits since March 2023.  

The Hospitals Management Board has also been approved to fill vacant positions resulting from retirements to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare sector. 

Highlighting the significance of Primary Health Centers as the gateway to healthcare delivery, the governor mentioned his collaborative efforts to construct a maternity facility in Aramoko Ekiti General Hospital.

Additionally, the state has hosted the 64th National Council of Health in Ekiti State, with the expectation that their discussions will positively impact healthcare delivery within the state. 

Emphasizing the healthcare benefits, he said,