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Rotary Club of Gbagada donates hospital equipment to General Hospital

The Rotary Club of Gbagada, led by its President, Rotarian Alozie Nsirimobi has donated to Gbagada General Hospital mattresses, trolleys, baby scales, and cartons of drugs, among others

Chief Nursing Officer, Gbagada General Hospital, Mrs. Opeoluwa Amu (left); Chief Medical Director, Dr. Olusegun Babafemi; District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, Lagos & Ogun states, Rotarian Omotunde Lawson and President, Rotary Club of Gbagada, Mr. Alozie Nsirimobi, during the donation of drugs and hospital equipment to Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.

The Rotary Club of Gbagada, led by its President, Rotarian Alozie Nsirimobi has donated to Gbagada General Hospital mattresses, trolleys, baby scales, cartons of drugs, among others, during the District Governor, District 9110, Lagos and Ogun state, Rotarian Omotunde Lawson’s visit to the club.

Speaking at the event, Nsirimobi, who described the occasion as historical, said the club was at the hospital to do what it knows how to do best, which includes giving to humanity and to the less privileged.

“The District Governor is visiting our club today and we are taking advantage of her visit to showcase one of the things we do in our club which is service to humanity.

“According to our practice, before coming here today, we were here to conduct what we describe as ‘need assessment’ and during our discussion, they gave us a list of what they wanted from which we chose and presented today.

“This is not the only time we come to this hospital for donation, we also come for an annual retreat during the Christmas yuletide to identify with the patients as this hospital has been adopted by our club. The pediatric ward was built by the club many years ago as our project,” he said.

Rotarian Omotunde Lawson in her remarks lauded the club for its consistency by making the donation of equipment to the hospital an annual ritual as she demanded the conspicuous display of the Rotary logo all over the hospital.

“What Rotary Club of Gbagada is doing today is what we do as a body of Rotary. The club has been donating to this hospital and will continue to render its services to the less privileged who cannot afford the cost of treatment. We also donate blood and the amount of money spent on drugs we are donating today cannot be quantified.

She described the club as a multiple award winner, having won the best club award due to its laudable project and touching lives in all the seven areas of Rotary International focus.

She advised the hospital to continue making judicious use of the items to keep the club coming every year.

The Chief Medical Director, Dr Olusegun Babafemi, who appreciated the club for adopting the hospital, said the relationship between the two parties would continue to wax stronger and stronger.

He solicited support for bringing together paediatrics scattered departments and to also help digitalise their records.

The event also featured the donation of framed Rotary Four-way Test to the hospital by Rotaract Clubs of Gbagada and Epe while President, Rota Kids of Tots & Cots, Oluwalani Adedipe, unveiled the board creating awareness of polio vaccine in the paediatrics department.