Ondo government partners Lions Club for dialysis centre
The Ondo State government yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lions Club International, District 404A, Nigeria for the construction of a world-class kidney dialysis centre at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure.
Representative of the state Ministry of Health, Dr. Richard Adesoji, who signed the MoU lauded the international organisation for the gesture, saying government could not do it alone, considering the huge amount needed to provide healthcare services.
“We call on private organisations and influential individuals to assist the state government in the provision of health facilities in the state. We promise government would make use of the centre judiciously, and ensure it would be affordable to patients,” Adegbenro said.
The District Governor, Lions Club 404, A1, Dr. Adekunle Adedipe, said the centre, which would cost the club N50m, would be completed within three months. The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr. Oluwole Ige, who was represented by the hospital’s physician, Dr. Adesina Akintan, promised to support the project.
The hospital’s Head, Department of Health Services, Dr. Adenike Enikuomehin, also said the centre would reduce death associated with the movement of kidney patients from one hospital to other.
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