Iwo monarch donates medical equipment, consumables to community
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, has taken delivery of a container load of hospital equipment and consumables, worth about N1.5 billion, which would be donated to the state hospital in his kingdom.
The monarch, who at the weekend inspected the container at his palace, said he would facilitate the rehabilitation of the hospital before the equipment would be installed.
Akanbi expressed optimism that the equipment would ease the challenges confronting the people in accessing quality medical treatment.
The monarch, who is the patron of a group known as the National Association of Young Adults in Canada (NAYA), lauded the group for supporting his effort at reducing the sufferings of his subjects.
“I am happy to see the medical equipment here in Iwo. There are digital ultrasound machines, 30 electrical beds and many more. I am very happy about the resuscitating machine inside, but we cannot offload them now until the hospital is ready. We will also rehabilitate the hospital before moving the equipment there,” he said.
The Chief Medical Officer, State Hospital, Iwo, Dr. Oyebamiro Idowu, who said he was surprised to see the large quantity of equipment, expressed appreciation to the monarch.
He said the hospital has never received such from any quarters at once, while promising that the equipment would be well-utilised for the benefit of the people.