The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi Aba, Abeokuta on Thursday, performed the foundation laying for the construction of building with Radiotherapy services.
The institution’s Medical Director, Prof.Adewale Musa-Olomu, who led other Management staff and union leaders to perform the foundation laying of the edifice, said that it would be completed within six months.
The medical director explained that FMC Abeokuta would be the first FMC in the country with Radiotherapy services, saying that only six teaching hospitals in the country have facilities for Radiotherapy health care services.
Musa-Olomu bemoaned the agony and sufferings cancer patients often undergo due to the limited health institutions in the country with radiotherapy services that would have cushioned their pains.
He was optimistic that when completed, the Radiotherapy project ” will improve the quality of lives of cancer patients.
“We want a situation where those who will die to die peacefully instead of experiencing pains before their death,” he said.
Speaking further, the medical director remarked that Nigeria was moving towards a situation where medical tourism would gradually become a thing of the past.
Besides the Radiotherapy project, the medical director disclosed that arrangements were being concluded for the establishment of an International Cardiac Centre in the hospital.
He also hinted that the full computerization of the hospital services system would take off within the next two weeks.
The union leaders who spoke at the brief but colourful event saluted the visionary leadership of the Medical Director and his relentless efforts to totally transform the centre in a way at making it a pride of all.