Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor, has urged teaching hospitals to establish more outreach stations for improved health care to the people.
Okowa gave the charge on Friday April 1, 2016 when he received Dr. Victor Osiatuma, Ag. Director and management staff of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba.
He said that there was the need for collaboration between government and teaching hospitals in the country on the provision of health services to the people.
The governor stressed that the establishment of more outreach stations would impact on the people in the rural areas and stem rural urban health care migration.
“I appreciate your collaboration with us; I will support you in establishing more outreach stations in the state.
“It is best when teaching hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country run more outreach stations as it will impact on the communities and the people.
“It takes health services to the people rather than create an influx of people to the urban centre for health services,” he said.
Okowa commended the FMC for bridging the gap in health services in the state capital territory and assured them of government support and partnership in the provision of health care.
Dr. Victor Osiatuma had said that they were in Government House to appreciate Governor Okowa for his immense support to the infrastructural development of the hospital.
He promised to partner with the state government on the provision of adequate healthcare to Deltans.
He said that FMC Asaba would soon adopt three health centres at Illah, Ugbodu and Owa-Alero for outreach services and rural posting of its staff.