- Osun Govt has revealed the number of covid-19 vaccinated residents in the state.
Ekohotblog reports that the Osun State Government through the office of the State Primary Healthcare Development Board has revealed the number of residents in the state that had received full COVID-19 vaccination.
While defending the budget of the agency before Osun House of Assembly’s Joint Committees on Finance and Appropriation on Tuesday in Osogbo, Mr Leke Ogunsola, the Chairman of the Board said that more than 60,000 residents had received full COVID-19 vaccination in the state.
Ekohotblog reports that the defence of budgets of Osun ministries, departments and agencies entered the fourth day on Tuesday, with Osun Ministry of Health and agencies under it appearing before the Assembly.
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While giving the update, the Chairman said no fewer than 200,000 residents of the state had also taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination and would be collecting the second dose soon.
He revealed that the state recently completed the second phase of polio vaccination and thanked the state’s executive and legislative arms of government for support.
Ogunsola said that the agency had been rendering effective healthcare services with the renovation of the 332 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) across the state, the agency had been rendering effective healthcare services.
He said: “We were also able to provide polio vaccination at the primary health centres in addition to taking the vaccination to homes, schools and religious centres,” he said.
He thanked the state Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, the state House of Assembly and religious leaders for assistance in making polio vaccination a success in the state.
While reacting, Mr Olodo Taiwo, the Chairman of the Assembly’s Joint Committees on Finance and Appropriation, commended Ogunsola and the agency for commitment.
He hinted that the budget presented by the agency would be considered.
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