RCCG Dominion Sanctuary donates 170 bed linen to Orile Agege General Hospital
As part of efforts aimed at improving the nation’s health sector, the Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) Department of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dominion Sanctuary, ACME, Ikeja, Lagos, recently donated 170 units of bed-linen, comprising bedsheets and pillowcases to the Orile Agege General Hospital, Lagos.
The donation was a follow up to similar gesture on July 18 when the church provided 50 assorted eye glass frames and a cash donation of N250,000 to support patients towards the hospital’s annual glaucoma week.
Minister-In-Charge, CSR Department, Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela, while addressing the hospital’s management staff, described the CSR department of the RCCG as an initiative of the Mission under the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye.
He noted the unit has the sole responsibility of showcasing the church’s sense of responsibility towards the community and the environment it operates and also to win souls.
According to him, “we are very grateful to God for today, as we continue to fulfill the vision of our Senior Pastor, the Pastor-in-Charge of Region 19 and Intercontinental Missions Coordinator, Pastor Brown Oyitso, in the health sector.”
Ogunmoyela appreciated core value of respect, empathy and professionalism as exemplified by staff of the hospital adding, “as part of supporting the country’s health sector, we chose Orile Agege General Hospital to donate customised 170 bedsheets to cover, in excess of the number of beds in the hospital, hoping that the contribution will go a long way to support their efforts in a sustainable manner.
“The impact of our initiatives and interventions continue to be felt in various communities around us, including Agidingbi, Idi-Agbon, Otubu, and it is always humbling and a thing of joy to see the glowing appreciation and satisfaction of these communities in such ceremonies,” Ogunmoyela stated.
The Church, according to him, has a sense of satisfaction to be able to partner with bodies and communities in her areas of operations, while also acknowledging partners who support the initiative, saying they believe in the Church many of whom prefer to remain anonymous.
Expressing his appreciation, Medical Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Adesola Pitan, prayed that God would keep strengthening RCCG in its evangelical prowess and also its CSR initiatives.
He added the transformation of the hospital began about two years ago and it is still ongoing, catering for different strata of the society.
Pitan said: “We have been able to achieve this feat through collaboration and support of well-meaning Nigerians. When we get help like this, it means a lot for us and we really appreciate.”
Speaking further, he revealed: “The hospital still needs dialysis, at least five dialysis units. We have building structure already in place and we are calling on well-meaning Nigerians and institutions to make this happen to complement government efforts in improving health sector in the state.”
Other prominent member of staff present include: Director Clinical Services, Dr. Olayemi Taiwo and Deputy Director of Nursing Services, Mrs. Taiwo Adeleye.
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