PHOTOS: Otun Ekiti celebrates as indigenes abroad donate equipment to hospital


By Nudoiba Ojen

“This is an act of patriotism that which will have long lasting impacts on our community and as well improve the health care standard of the people”

It was all smiles on the faces of indigenes of Otun Ekiti in the Moba Local Government area of Ekiti State, led by their traditional ruler, the Oore of Otun Ekiti, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, Ilufemiloye 1 as they rolled out the drums to celebrate.

The day was Wednesday, March 13 when the indigenes of Otun Ekiti in the diaspora, under the aegis of Egbe Omo Otun Abroad donated hospital equipment to the General Hospital, Otun Ekiti to enhance healthcare delivery.

The items donated by Egbe Omo Otun Abroad to the hospital included 20 ultra-modern single crank beds, designed for optimal patient comfort and ease of care, 20 matching bedside cabinets, providing essential storage and convenience and 20 high-quality mattresses and pillows, ensuring proper support and rest for patients.

Others are 105 sets of crisp bed sheets, fostering an environment of dignity and care, two units of Sphygmomanometers for blood pressure-monitoring, two units of baby weight machines for accurate weight measurement and five units of baby cribs with 20 sets of bedsheets, providing a safe and comfortable spaces for our children.

The president of Omo Otun Abroad, Alhaji Tiamiyu Salau, said that the group’s intervention in the General Hospital, Otun Ekiti is to address equipment deficit so that their people at home could enjoy good healthcare services.

Salau, who was represented by the immediate past president, Dr Abiodun Orisasona, during the presentation of the items to the hospital, said the intervention followed critical shortage of basic amenities at the general hospital.

The president said, “Considering the impact of such on members of the community seeking medical care, we knew immediate action was necessary. This donation will significantly improve the patients’ experience”.

Salau, who recalled that the group donated some beds to the hospital in 1999, urged the hospital management and patients to make good use of the materials “to enable individuals seeking medical attention at the hospital to receive it with comfort and dignity”.

The Oore of Otun, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, who expressed delight at the gesture of the Egbe Omo Otun abroad for giving back to their town, encouraged indigenes of the town to take a cue by always giving back to society.

The paramount ruler said, “This is an act of patriotism that which will have long lasting impacts on our community and as well improve the health care standard of the people”.

The Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State Hospitals Management Board, Dr Olasunkanmi Alabi, represented by the Director of Medical Services, Dr Moses Afuye, who lauded the group for the kindness, restated commitment to ensure that medical facilities were in good condition for the health benefit of patients.

The Chairman, Moba Local Government, Mr Bamidele Fadugba and the Iyaloja of Otun-Ekiti, Chief Felicia Onifade expressed optimism that the gesture would have positive effect on the lives of the residents.

PHOTO SOURCE: The Oore Palace

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