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Oyo Government Donates Ventilator, Other Equipment to UCH

The Oyo state government has again thrown its weight behind the University College Hospital Ibadan in the fight to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease. 

The state government has donated a mechanical ventilator machine and an oxygen concentrator to the Hospital to aid the treatment of patients who are being managed for COVID-19. 

While making the presentation on behalf of the state Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde, the permanent secretary Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebisi Ayoola noted that UCH being part and parcel of Oyo state is a major stakeholder when it comes to the management of COVID-19 patients in the state. 

He expressed the belief that the machine will enhance service delivery in the hospital’s quest to stem the scourge of the virus.

Dr Ayoola further lauded the hospital’s technical collaboration in the state COVID-19 task force committee and called for more partnership in healthcare delivery. 

He added that the state government will continue to extend its goodwill to the University College Hospital in all the ways that it can. 

The hospital’s Chief Medical Director, CMD, Professor Jesse Otegbayo while receiving the items lauded Governor Seyi Makinde for putting the wellbeing of the masses in the front burner and describe him as a “partner in progress”.

He noted that ninety percent of patients who come to the hospital are from Oyo state, therefore “it behooves on the management to deliver quality healthcare to the people of the state at all times”. 

Professor Otegbayo assured the state government that the equipment will be put to good use for the benefit of the teeming population of patients that come to the hospital for treatment.

Anthonia Akanji

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