The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has decried the current state of facilities at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, with a pledge that his administration would restore the hospital back to its lost glory.
Abiodun who was on a facility tour of the hospital, promised to proffer solutions to the numerous challenges bedevilling the hospital, saying, a committee would be set up to find lasting solutions to the various challenges confronting the hospital and ensure it metamorphosed to a flagship that would provide value chain in the State’s health sector.
According to him, government would involve Public Private Partnership (PPP) to handle some facilities for proper usage and maintenance, adding that, the aim of the present administration was to restore the lost glory of OOUTH as the best medical school in the country.
“This hospital at a time was the best teaching hospital in this country. The faculty of medicine was number one but today, we have lost that position. This is supposed to be an institution where doctors are trained. What kind of doctors will a medical school without necessary facilities produce? We will take steps to ensure that the hospital regain its lost glory”, he said.
Governor Abiodun, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, visited the Gynaecology ward and promised to pay the hospital bill of a Police Officer, attached to the Sagamu Division of the Nigeria Police Force, Veronica Adejoh, who was delivered of a set of triplets recently at the Teaching Hospital.
Conducting the Governor round the hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Peter Adefuye, said few of the machines were in good condition, noting that, majority of the facilities in the hospital needed urgent attention, in order to cope with the large number of patients that patronised the hospital on daily basis.
In her remark, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluwabunmi Fatungase, said most facilities at the hospital had been over used and obsolete, calling on government to provide more personnel, infrastructure and equipment.
In the Governor’s entourage were the Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu, Medical Director, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, Prof.Adewale Musa-Olomu, among others