While giving a keynote address at the Professional Development Workshop, a programme organized by the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Oyo State Hospitals Management Board chapter, in Ibadan, the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, has said that the state would launch a N50b endowment fund to resuscitate the health sector in the state, saying that the event was part of this year’s Biomedical Annual General Meeting, which had the theme, ‘Public health logistics/supply chain management: Prospects, challenges and future directors for medical laboratory scientists’. Adeduntan has said that the endowment fund would help the state government to fulfill its promise of making healthcare delivery affordable and accessible to the people of the state. The fund is to be managed and monitored by foreign trustees and will be channeled to providing prompt and affordable healthcare delivery in the state. The guest speaker, Dr. Nasar Adebayo, who was represented by Akinola Franklin of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has said that logistics in healthcare system across the country was vital to determining the success of healthcare delivery.
He has called on Government to allow stakeholders such as laboratory scientists to be part of healthcare delivery by building their capacity, especially in stocking of healthcare products.

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