Ondo State Government Reveals Plans to Build a Specialized Medical Science University.

26th Nov 2014 The government of Ondo state in the South-west of Nigeria has revealed that a specialized medical science university will be built in the state to actualize their input and achievement in the health sector, and to also stop their professionals from the state, leaving to other places in search of better working conditions.

During a working tour of the Ondo Medical Village in Ondo town, the state Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade explained that at the beginning of the present administration, basic health indices of the state were regarded as one of the worst in the entire South-West because of the high rate of maternal mortality and morbidity.

The government of the state has said the facility will have trauma and surgical centers to handle critical trauma and burns cases. It will also expected to provide an institutional-base of the professional, academic, and technological knowledge needed for manpower development in technology and basic applied sciences. Mr Akinmade also said that the proposed medical school would replicate the Mother and Child hospitals across the state.

He said the state government has improved the lives of its inhabitants by engaging in health schemes such as the Abiye Safe Motherhood initiative, which seeks to provide free access to quality health care services for pregnant women and children less than five years old, and the famous Mother and Child hospitals in the state.

He rounded out the tour by saying that the institution would stop the brain drain being experienced in the health sector through the production of quality health professionals who would effectively run the various hospitals across the state.

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