Ondo State Government has launched a semi-automated chemical analyser provided for early detection of diabetes in pregnant women and its prevention in the state.
The state’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju at a meeting with public health coordinators in the state, disclosed that the state will not relent in her efforts to provide qualitative health services for the people.
He said the state is one of the few states in the Federation with semi automated chemical analyser machines and that eight facilities will be used as pilot centres, while plans are ongoing to scale up the other centres.
Commenting on the analyser, the commissioner said it will help the health sector in the early detection of diabetes in pregnancy, thereby giving boost to the treatment of diabetes in pregnancy as well as further strengthening of the medical services provided by the state toits citizens.
Meanwhile, the state government has directed all Heads of Hospitals and Health centres in the state to immediately commence the use of Residency Card, popularly known as “kaadi Igbeayo” in their various hospitals and health centres.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade while speaking with newsmen, said the directive was handed over to Public Health coordinators through the Commissioner for Health at a meeting held at the Mother and child Hospital ,Akure.
Giving details of the meeting with the Public Health Coordinators, Adeyanju , who together with his information counterpart, briefed the media said the steps taken by government was not aimed at making money from the people of the state as it has been discovered that many of the people benefiting from the free medical services provided by the government are none indigenes.
He said resident with the card, especially pregnant women and children from age one to five years received uninterrupted free medical services, while those without the card will be made to pay some stipends for medical services.

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