The Ogun state Ministry of Health says it has spent over N1.04 billion between January and September 2023.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Kayode Oladeinde, stated this on Monday during his presentation at the third quarter of 2023 budget performance appraisal of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government in the State held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oladeinde while giving a breakdown explained that N999.4m was spent on salaries and benefits, while N49m was spent on miscellaneous maintenance and overhead.
Also speaking Dr. (Mrs.) Yinka Elemide, the Permanent Secretary in the State Hospitals Management Board, said over N2.1 billion was spent on salaries and benefits, and N22.9 million was paid in overhead costs over the time period.
However members of the Ogun State House of Assembly led by the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Hon. Wahab Haruna however tasked the two management to continue in motivating its staff so as to provide the public with high-quality healthcare services in order to carry out the government’s high-quality, low-cost health programmes.
Hon. Haruna stated that, while the Assembly was aware of the sector’s limits, there was a need to continue to provide health and life-saving treatment to patients in the State’s various facilities.
In her contribution, Hon. Oludaisi Elemide advised hospital management and those in charge of the State’s only tertiary health institution to always ensure prompt replacement of personnel who left their facilities in order to reduce the workload on the existing manpower; she said this could be done by making an immediate request to the relevant authorities.
Other agencies that had their budgets appraised by the State lawmakers included Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, State Hospitals, Office of the Auditor General for the State, Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives, as well as its Youth and Sports counterpart amongst others.