Ekiti state government has reiterated it’s commitment to partner the Traditional Medicine Practitioners in reducing stillbirth and maternal mortality in Ekiti.
The commissioner for Health and Human Services,Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade made this known in Ado Ekiti during a courtesy visit paid on her office by the Nigeria Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Ekiti state chapter.
Dr. Yaya-Kolade appreciated the concern and commitment of the association in ensuring the reduction of stillbirth in Ekiti state. She described the association as partners in progress that must ensure immediate referral of any patient when things are going wrong.
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She maintained that Fayemi led administration would leave no stone unturned in ensuring constant training for the members of the association and also assured the association of the commitment of Fayemi government to work in bringing back the Board for the association that the previous government Scrapped for no just cause.
Earlier,the chairman of the association,Ekiti state chapter chief Samson Ikumapayi appreciated what Dr Kayode Fayemi has achieved in the area of free and quality health delivery to the people of Ekiti State and pledged the total support of the association to the Fayemi led government to see Ekiti state setting the pace for other states of the federation.
Chief lkumapayi passionately urged that the Board scrapped by the previous government be resuresetated, highlighted the importance of the Board to include; checking of fake drugs before getting to the market,compelling members to register with the state government, supervision of Traditional Birth Attendants,referring of patients to the government hospitals among others.
He however pleaded that Ekiti state government gives legal backing to the association to carry out it’s legal duties without hindrance. Ekiti state chapter of the association has over 3,780 members with full registration with the federal government.