Story By Akinola Emmanuel
The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Professor Jesse Otegbayo, has applauded Governor Seyi Makinde for the supports given to the college on treatment and management of COVID I9 cases in the hospital.
Professor Otegbayo , gave the accolade on Monday following the donation of a ventilator and oxygen concentrator by the State government to the college .
Professor Otegbayo, who received the donation from government delegates at the college, maintained that the machines were adequate for treatment of coranavirus patients.
He revealed that the existing facilities were already overused considering the interval of their usage, noting that the machines would go a long way in improving service delivery.
While reiterating the commitment of the college in ensuring the well – being of indigenes of Oyo State, Professor Otegbayo appreciated philantropists in the State and beyond for reaching out to the college during trying period.
“This period of COVID is a difficult period in Nigeria and for the College hospitals like ours, that was why we sent out requests to philanthropists and Oyo state government for support.”
“Since two weeks ago, we have been receiving supports in this regard from Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration.
“It is a thing of delight to us to receive the ventilator and oxygen concentrator to take proper care of the people of Oyo state which we are committed to.
“On behalf of the board, management and staffers of the College, we want to send our appreciation to His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde who has being a partner in progress to the college and the entire people of Oyo state for good things they are doing for us.
“We want to promise that we will make good use of these machines to ensure they render the services they are meant for.”
Earlier in his remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebisi Ayoola, who presented the equipment on behalf of the Oyo state government, said the donation became imperative to further improve the care given to indigines of Oyo State placed under coronavirus treatment in the hospital.
Dr .Ayoola, while reiterating the commitment of the state government to delivery of quality health care for all and sundry, hinted that the machines would assist in strengthen the operations of the college.