The National Association of Resident Doctor, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH ) chapter, has called on the state government to provide advance and modern medical equipment, in the state owned hospitals, for efficient operation and service delivery.
Dr. Oludotun Osikoya, the Chairman, who led other Executives on a courtesy call on the Ogun house of assembly, said the hospital was in a strategic location and needed more medical equipments to function well.
Osikoya commended the state government on its efforts towards ensuring that the hospital was well managed and funded, saying that a lot more still needed to be done.
“We want improvement in both medical facilities and Infrastructure within the hospital.
” If there are equipments to work with in the hospital, it will boost the Internally Generated Revenue of the institution.
“OOUTH is located in a strategic area and we received large number of patients everyday but occasionally we do refer some of our patients to other hospitals due to lack of equipments.
“If necessary infrastructure and facilities are available in the hospital, it will prevent some of our members from resigning to seek greener pasture abroad.
“We do not have facilities to carry out neurosurgery and plastic surgery operations , ” he said.
He appealed to the House to help talk to the state government to provide all necessary medical equipments and Infrastructure needed to improve the quality of the OOUTH.
Responding, Mr Suraj Adekunbi, the Speaker, said that the state government had done much in the area of health care delivery within the last six and half years.
Adekunbi, represented by his Deputy, Mr Olakunle Oluomo, explained that the Assembly would facilitate release of fund in the state budget for the provision of basic facilities in the hospital.
The Speaker called on well meaning individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the hospital by donating and contributing to the health development of the hospital. (NAN)