For people in communities under Ibarapa Central and Ibarapa East local government areas of Oyo State, it is the dawn of a new era in terms of easy access to basic healthcare facilities with the ongoing upgrading of Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) across the state as each ward in the local governments now has a standard and functional PHC.
Speaking on his assessment of PHCs in Ibarapa communities, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun expressed happiness that the people are obviously enjoying the improvements made by the governor adding that Governor Makinde will definitely look into all requests made and satisfy the yearning of people because he is determined to ensure people live a better life in the state.
The development in the healthcare sector of Ibarapa is part of the upgrading project of the 351 PHCs across Oyo State by the Governor Makinde administration to boost the abilities of PHCs and make health accessible to all. And as the people enjoy easy access to healthcare, they are asking for more.
Prior to the intervention of the Seyi Makinde led administration in Oyo State, many of the PHCs were decaying buildings without life according to people in the communities as many lacked the basic requirements for average healthcare centre and lacked patronage because they could not cater for the health needs of the people.
However, some states have taken up the challenge to bridge the gap, especially in rural areas where community dwellers face different health issues than people who live in towns and cities.