The Ekiti State Government has explained why it is investing in the teaching hospital for Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti.

The provision of quality healthcare services which is the fifth on the Eight-Point Agenda of the Governor Kayode Fayemi informed it, Deputy Governor Prof Modupe Adelabu said on Tuesday.

She was making a remark to the submission of the members of the management team of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), who visited the Deputy Governor in her office. The team was led by the Acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe.

According to Prof Adelabu, the establishment of EKSUTH was not a favour but an obligation to the people, who freely entrusted their mandate to the administration. She also spoke of government’s plan to upgrade facilities at the hospital to world-class standard and make it second to none in the Southwest zone.

The Deputy Governor assured the team that the government will give all the necessary support to the team to ensure that all EKSUTH programmes are fully accredited, saying the Fayemi-administration came into office to serve the people.

Her words: “The government is ready to support. The Governor, Dr John Kayode Fayemi is very passionate about health, education and the people’s welfare as captioned in his Eight-Point Developmental Agenda. We are here to serve the people. One of the avenues is exposing them to quality healthcare delivery.”

Urging the management to expose personnel to best practices in healthcare delivery, she lauded the management team for keeping the hospital environment always neat and tidy.

Speaking earlier, the acting CMD presented his management’s scorecard and listed the efforts being made to upgrade facilities at the hospital.

According to him, the Cancer Diagnostic Centre being developed within the EKSUTH premises in memory of the late Deputy Governor, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka, would soon be completed and inaugurated for use.

Besides, Dr. Ogundipe said the hospital has invested heavily on training a research to ensure that patients get value for their patronage, even as he appreciated the efforts of the present administration for the provision of Accident Emergency Unit.

He told his host that the Opthamology Centre and the Dental Department are being upgraded while a Radiology Department was being developed at the hospital.

The CMD also said a pavilion with 100-sitting capacity, car park and kiosks are being provided to make patients and their care-givers more comfortable.

According to him, no fewer than seven consulting clinics are being developed to satisfy patients’ needs, adding that public complaints boxes would be placed in strategic places within the hospital for feedbacks from end-users of the hospital.

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