Oyo State Commissioner for Health , Dr. Basiru Bello, has charged public health workers in the state to be passionate at improving the health status of patients and be alive to their responsibilities at all times.
Dr . Basiru gave the charge at the maiden edition of public lecture series organised by the Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology , Eleyele , Ibadan with the theme ” SDG 3 : Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well being for All, at All Ages : The role of Public Health Workers ” held at The School Auditorium.
The commissioner , who spoke through Director of Pharmaceutical Services in the ministry, Pharm. Lukman Akinwande , emphasised on the need for health work force to pay attention to preventive , curative and restoration stages of medical care to ensure citizen’s live a fulfilling life .
He admonished the citizens of the state to abide by simple preventive measures that would assist in preventing the emergence of diseases in the society.
He added that Governor Seyi Makinde led administration will continually improve on its health care delivery for the benefit of her citizens as Health is one of the pillars that his administration is rested on.
Earlier, the Provost , College of Health Science and Technology , Mr. Siji Ganiyu , said the lecture was organised to sensitize relevant stake holders on how to achieve healthy lives and promote well- being of the people .
Mr. Ganiyu , expressed the readiness of the college to partner with willing organizations in its quest to achieve the mandate before the institution .
While presenting the paper at the event,the guest lecturer, Dr. Oyewole Oyediran ,sought for collective efforts among public health work force towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal Number three of ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages by year 2030 .
Dr . Oyewole , called on health workers to fashion out different communication strategies that would enable citizens enrol for various health services at every point in time .
He urged public health workers to promote the spirit of team work among themselves and be pleasant in dealing with patients in order to achieve sustainable development goal number three .