Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun Wednesday said the government has approved the importation of state-of-the-art medical equipment needed by secondary health facilities across the state.
In addition, the government has also embarked on total rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Ilaro which is now wearing a new look and facilities with being upgraded to meet international standard.
The governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin in Abeokuta said, “When I visited the General Hospital Ilaro, I was scandalised by the structures and facilities there. I wondered whether what was described as theatre was suitable for animals. We had to step in and today we have a modern hospital fitted with equipment that we will all be proud to call a modern health facility.”
Besides the facelift and restructuring of wards, the government has also procured medical laboratory blood bank, infant incubator, resuscitaire, phototherapy unit, aesthetic machine, siniacid among others.
Governor Abiodun promised that similar turnaround maintenance would be carried out in all state hospitals in all the three senatorial districts.
He said the General Hospital at Ijaye, Abeokuta would be next as he had issued an order for standard modern equipment there.
“Very soon, the equipment would arrive to ensure efficient service delivery in the health sector,” Abiodun assured.
The equipment bought for the re-accreditation of state hospital, Ijaiye, include cardiotocographic (CTG machine), anaesthetic machine alothane, patient monitor, double humidifier, cardiac defibrillator, souctioning machine, autoclaving machine, gurney trolley, neonatal resuscitation and wheel chairs, among others.