Health

Philanthropist Donates Infectious Disease Facility to UCH

As part of measures to increase capacity for the care of infectious diseases in the country, a twenty-bed state-of-the-art infectious disease centre has been inaugurated at the University College Hospital, UCH.

Unveiling the plaque, Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello said the siting of the project at UCH and another one at the Ring Road State Hospital by the donor would help to improve health indices in the state.

 Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Jesse Otegbayo noted that no government could tackle problems in the health sector alone, hence the intervention of public spirited Nigerians remained a source of hope for the country.

Professor Otegbayo noted that one hundred and fifty-nine COVID-19 patients had been treated at the hospital with eighteen deaths.

In a remark, the donor of the facility, Chief Tunde Afolabi, represented by former head of service of the federation, Professor Oladapo Afolabi expressed appreciation for the opportunity to give back to the society.

The Infectious Disease Center has three private suites, a general ward, doctors’ call room, nurses’ bay and is equipped with CCTV for proper monitoring of patients.

Anthonia Akanji

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