…Says “No future without a sound health”
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, MFR, has described as “deplorable and substandard” the current state of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State.
The governor made the remarks while on a working visit to the Teaching Hospital on Sunday. Gov. Abiodun said he was in the teaching hospital to assess the situation as health was a critical component of his administration “Building Our Future Together” agenda, but lamented that there was no future without sound health.
The governor wrote on his instagram page:
“Topmost in any welfare initiative for the citizenry by government is the facilitation of easy access to quality and affordable healthcare services. This is a major component of our administration’s ‘Building Our Future Together’ agenda. Indeed, there is no future without a sound health.”
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The governor said it was ‘disheartening’ that the only teaching hospital in the state was in a deplorable and substandard state despite its significance to both medical students and patients who are in “dire need of quality health services and facilities.
The governor said a 100 – bedded hospital facility has become a 320-bedded capacity without commensurate improvement in the facilities and personnel within the hospital.
“Hence, I have decided to overhaul the health sector of the State and make Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital a reference point in Nigeria, in terms of infrastructure, modern equipments and qualified and adequate personnel,” Gov. Abiodun promised.
The governor who was accompanied on the tour by his wife, Her Excellency Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, the former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Prince Segun Adesegun, the Head of Service, Engr Lanre Bisiriyu, former Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon Salisu Shuaib Omoyayi among others, was received by the Chief Medical Director, Dr Peter Adefuye and other top management staff of the hospital.