26 February 2013

Nigeria: Oyo Hospital to Get Diagnostic Centre

Ibadan — As part of the efforts to revolutionize the health sector in Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said that his administration would establish an ultra-modern diagnostic centre at the state hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan.

The governor disclosed this while inaugurating the Florence Ajimobi Alaanu House, dedicated to the memory of his mother, Alhaja Dhikrat Abeje Ajimobi, at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan recently.

When completed, he said, the diagnostic centre would boost health service in the state and complement the efforts of UCH which he described as the pioneer health institution in the country.

The governor commended Mrs. Ajimobi, the initiator of the project for her compassion and commitment to improving the lives of the people.

He recalled that even before he became governor, his wife had always taken it upon herself to carry out some humanitarian services including the donation of buildings to orphanages. Governor Ajimobi urged wealthy individuals to imbibe the spirit of giving back to the society, part of what the society had given to them.

In her address, Mrs. Ajimobi, who was conferred with the title of Ambassador of Peace and Humanity by the management of UCH, said that she was motivated into donating the building to UCH when, during one of her visits to the hospital, she saw relatives of the sick "sprawling very awkwardly" in every available space, not minding the sheer discomfort they were going through because they had no place to lay their heads.

"On inquiry, I learnt that though provision was made to accommodate relatives of patients who are on admission in the hospital, it is grossly inadequate to cope with the number of people who have to sleep over to see to the needs of their loved ones and so, they have to make do with hanging around for as long as was necessary.

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