Ekiti State Government has distributed another set of drugs and hospital consumables worth over N33.3 million to capitalized health centres and hospitals across the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Professor Olusola Fasubaa who made this known at the Central Medical Store in Ado Ekiti explained that the stocking of the Unified Drugs Revolving Fund Scheme (UDRFS) with essential drugs and consumables would ensure the success of the state’s free health services scheme.
Reiterating the commitment of the Fayemi-led administration of the provision of high quality and genuine drugs, the Commissioner however warned the people of the state against patronising quacks and uncertified patent medicine stores.
Fasubaa who noted that fake drugs sold to unsuspecting people could cause untold hardship and suffering to their victims, advised pregnant women and nursing mothers in the state to shun faith-based delivery homes as well as other unqualified and unregistered centres to avoid premature death.
He stressed the need for all stakeholders to support government’s efforts at ensuring their well being highlighting the advantages of patronising the Unified Drugs Revolving Fund (UDFR) and the Central Medical Store (CMS) to include guaranteed qualitative health care services and significant reduction in the prevalence of communicable diseases.
The Commissioners added that regular medical check-ups in government centres and hospitals would also reduce incidences of untimely death and complications arising from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer
Last modified: December 31, 2012