Foundation urges LAUTECH to establish dentistry, craniofacial units
An appeal has been made to the authorities of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, to create a School of Dentistry, and its sister arm, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso, to emplace Cleft and Craniofacial Unit in the hospital.
Executive Director, Free Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Programme, an arm of T.Y. Danjuma Foundation, Dr. Bello Seidu, who made the appeal during the flag-off of the ongoing 25th Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery scheme holding at the teaching hospital, said that facial deformity is a scourge whose effect is seriously downplayed in the society.
He said about N5 million would be needed to buy standard craniofacial equipment, appealing for support from well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations to help build a befitting craniofacial centre
Seidu added that over 50 surgeries of different categories would be carried out during the programme, which began on May 14 and would end on May 21, 2022.
Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. George Opadijo, while speaking through the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Prof. Olugbenga Abodunrin, hailed T.Y. Danjuma for considering the underprivileged in their plights, adding so many could not afford bills for basic medical surgeries.
Also speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of LAUTECH, Prof. Mojeed Liasu, who lauded the act of benevolence of the foundation, appreciated the volunteers for availing the public their God-given talents and knowledge for the betterment of the society.