Rotary Club of Ikeja donates equipment to LASUTH
IN line with its tradition, Rotary Club of Ikeja marked Christmas with patients and management of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and Ikeja General Hospital.
It was another humanitarian gesture by the club to bring succour to the depressed and dejected, who celebrated Christmas in the hospital because of sickness.
The celebration, which was graced by the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Dr, Jide Idris, also witnessed visitation of several wards in the hospital, presentation of gifts and awards to members of staff and best wards as well as donations to the hospital.
The President of the club, Tosin Kadiri, who led other members , expressed happiness that the club was able to put smiles on the faces of the patients as well as reduce the burden of the hospital through the donations.
According to him: “It is the tradition of the club in the past 30 years to spend the first Christmas hours with patients of the hospital”.
The donations, which included an incubator, three Spygnomanometers, 200 bed spreads, 200 pillow cases and standing fans for surgical operations were as a result of needs assessment carried out in the hospital by the club.
He stressed the relationship established with the hospital over the years to bring succour to the hospital as an evidence to Rotary Club’s ideals of hospitality and endless humanitarian endeavour to the society.
Kadiri further expressed the willingness to continue the programme because of the impact on the patients, who are in the hospital for one ailment or the other at a time they should be celebrating with their families at home.
Elated by the gesture, Dr Idris extolled Rotary Club of Ikeja for sustaining the programme.
He recalled that the club has so far donated equipment worth over $1million to the hospital, saying that it was a reflection of the club’s dedication to service to Nigerians particularly LASUTH.
The commissioner, who was represented by the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adewale Okem, said the patients would be ever grateful and that everyone of them the ward is beaming with smiles even though, some were critical situation.
“ The visit to the patients has made a big difference in the lives of these depressed”, he noted.
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