Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun earlier today visited Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital to assess the problem of the sole teaching hospital in the State but was disappointed by the state. Ooduarere Reports.
Dapo Abiodun said It is disheartening that the teaching hospital could possibly be left in a deplorable and substandard state despite its importance to the medical students and patients which are in dire need of quality health services and facilities.
“Topmost of any welfare initiatives for citizenry by government is the facilitation of easy access to quality and affordable healthcare services by government. This is a major component of the Building Our Future Together Agenda. Indeed, there is no future without a sound health.
As a result of this conviction, I visited the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital to assess the condition of the only teaching hospital in the State earlier today.
I was received by the Chief Medical Director, Dr Peter Adefuye who took me round the hospital as he gives a detailed account of the physical and operational challenges being experienced by hospital management. It is disheartening that our teaching hospital could be left in this deplorable and substandard state despite its importance to the medical students and patients that are in dire need of quality health services and facilities.
The chairperson, medical advisory committee, Dr. Mrs Bunmi Fatungase made me realized that the hospital capacity was 100-beded at inception, but was later made to accommodate 320-bed without any improvement on its facilities and personnel. Hence, I have decided to overhaul the health sector of the State and make the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital a reference point in Nigeria, in terms of infrastructure, modern equipments and qualified and adequate personnel. Igbéga Ipinlę Ogun, àjoşe wa ni.”