Kwara Assembly tasks Ministry of Health on hospitals proper monitoring
....makes case for late Rashidi Yekini's family
The Kwara State House of Assembly has directed the State Ministry of
Health to extend its monitoring activity to private hospitals in the
State, to ensure qualitative healthcare delivery service.
This is part of the resolutions of the legislature after considering the
report of the House Committee on Health,Environment and Forestry over a
motion on "Improving Healthcare Service in Kawara State" raised by a
member representing Kaima/Kemanji/Wajibe constituency Hon Ahmed ibn
The Deputy Speaker Elder Matthew Okedare who
presided over the sitting said the monitoring of both public and private
hospitals became necessary, to avoid unnecessary death through
nonchalant attitude of health personnel as well as check the trend of
quackery in the State.
The House equally urged the State
Government to as a matter of priority, procure and allocate operational
vehicles for effective monitoring of both Public and Private Hospitals
and staff alike.
The Law Makers while commending the State
Government for its recent recruitment of different categories of health
workers into the State Civil Service, enjoined it to as a matter of
urgency increase and promptly release the monthly subvention to
different categories of Hospitals in the State for operational
It equally eulogised the State Ministry of Health
for its prompt response to the yearning of the people of the State, by
releasing two different phone numbers to members of the public to lodge
any complain against any health worker in the State to check the ugly
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon Ahmed Ibn Mohammed
had while presenting his report before the House established among other
things that there was nonchalant attitude among health workers,
inadequate manpower in the Health sector, lack of functional and enough
operational vehicles for effective monitoring and gross inadequate and
irregular monthly subvention to various Hospitals for operational
efficiency in the State.
The House also at its sitting called
on the Kwara State Government to immortalise the 1994 African Footballer
of the Year Rashidi Yekini, to acknowledge his enormous contributions
to sports development in Nigeria.
This followed a Matter of
General Public Importance raised by the House Leader Hon Hassan Oyeleke
on the 4th anniversary of the demise of the soccer legend.
Other members who spoke on the sterling qualities of Rashidi Yekini
noted that the dangling Rashidi Yekini had projected the image of the
country positively to the outside world through a round leather game
during his lifetime.