Community leader, Ogun bicker over hospital equipment relocation

The Chairman, Advisory Committee, Ota Normal Hospital, in the Ado Odo/Ota Regional Authorities Place of Ogun Point out, Bamgboye Oshunlabu, has accused the state Ministry of Overall health of getting rid of some clinical equipment donated to the facility.

Oshunlabu said two organizations, Unilever and Lafarge, as very well as a non-governmental organisation, Lions Club, donated a dialysis device and ventilator, amid many others, to the hospital to boost its service supply to people.

Even so, the group chief mentioned some officials, acting on the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, took the donated tools absent, introducing that the scenario had afflicted operations in the healthcare facility.

Oshunlabu said, “Some times back, the Olota of Ota, Oba Abdulkabir Obalenge, termed me that there was information important to him that he desired to share with me.

“He claimed in the new building, which Lever Brothers (Unilever) and Lafarge donated to the Ota Typical Medical center, some individuals from Abeokuta eradicated selected tools from the creating. He reported I ought to go there and uncover out for myself.

“When I obtained there, I identified that the dialysis machine and ventilator and just one other equipment experienced been removed from the clinic, and I was advised that the instruction arrived from the condition Ministry of Well being. No one knowledgeable me as the chairman of the hospital’s advisory committee.

“I was informed that they said the tools need to be moved to Abeokuta and that there’s very little the hospital’s employees members could do as they are civil servants and they could not say or do anything about it.”

Oshunlabu also decried the worsening issue of the common healthcare facility, incorporating that its unexpected emergency unit experienced develop into an eyesore.

He added, “The community is struggling that hospital caters for men and women as significantly as Idi-Iroko, and folks appear from the border cities to this location, due to the fact they know that the healthcare facility will be capable to cater for their health, but on acquiring right here, they are upset.

“We are crying out to the govt to assistance us. My committee has only experienced a conference with the point out health and fitness officials since the beginning of this administration.”

The Commissioner for Wellbeing, Tomi Coker, reported Oshunlabu was enjoying politics with the clinic.

She reported, “I was approached by a friend in Unilever, who reported they wanted to donate some machines to us. Lafarge designed the creating, even though Unilever geared up it.

“What transpired was that the gear was just lying there at Ota and the physician there stated that the specification was far too substantial and they experienced no personnel to run it so, we moved it to where by it was required most in the point out.”

“I am a healthcare doctor by occupation and I have absolutely nothing to gain by participating in politics with people’s lives. Why should really equipment that value about N500m be still left unused when they are needed in other components of the condition? I am a expert to the main, so I am not intrigued in their politics. The devices are essential to save lives.”

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