Ondo Corona System bill Will Regulate Post-Mortem, Stakeholders say
By Precious Oluwole
Stakeholders in the state has expressed their confidence that a bill to establish the Ondo State Corona System, regulate the process of death investigation and other matters when passed into law will ensure a quality control methods and procedure for post-mortem.
They made this known at a public hearing on the bill held at the State Assembly Complex in Akure on Wednesday.
Chairman, House Committee on Health, Dr Abiodun Faleye, who declared the programme open, affirmed that the bill when it becomes a law will provide a perfect and detailed,post -mortem examination.
He further stressed that wider consultation is needed to capture all interest in the sector for a robust bill.
He opined that more work should be done on the bill to ensure better health care delivery in the State.
While appreciating the Stakeholders for their prompt response which he described as a clear indication of spirit of consciousness and commitment to the affairs of the State, Faleye gave his assurance that every contribution made would be given the required attention.
Dr Banji Ajaka, Commissioner for health in Ondo State, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Foluke Aladenola revealed that the bill is a good one but must be properly looked into.
The Special Adviser on health to Governor Akeredolu, Prof. Francis Faduyile noted that the bill will be a determinant for proper investigation on causes of death , adjust where necessary and ensure culprits are brought to book.
Other Stakeholders, including the executive of the State Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA) stared that the bill is laudable and timely and would go a long way to curb Sharp practices in the sector, shift the burden of investigation from the berieved, enhanced quality health care and create more job.