By Adedotun Ajayi
Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor on Health, Prof. Francis Faduyilemi has called on well meaning indigenes of the state to assist government by contributing to the health needs of people of the state.
Faduyilemi who was represented by his Special Assistant, Dr. Gbelela Dolani urged well meaning individuals and organizations to give, as giving has nothing to do with being wealthy.
According to him, if everyone cultivates the act of giving the world would become a better place.
Faduyilemi disclosed this at the presentation of 60 chairs and mosquito nets to the Mother and Child hospital, Akure by Rotary Club of Akure metro.
He commended the club for promising to donate a blood bank facility to the state saying that nothing is more important than having an active blood bank in the hospital because it’s very important to pregnant women.
He promised government’s support in every way it can for the realization of the project.
President of the club, Mr. Bunmi Falodun in his speech said the donation was in fulfillment of the club’s passion for humanity .
According to him, “We have seven areas of focus, that includes Peace andConflictPrevention / Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment,
Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development.
“What we are doing here is part of our focus, We came to the hospital a while ago and noticed they were short of chairs, today we are presenting chairs to them.
I remember when the incident of the owo massacre happened, we realized that hospitals were short of blood in the blood banks, now we are working on it to make it readily available at hospitals, this is our next step”
Chief medical Director, Mother and Child Dr. Patricia Eniowo , Consultant Pediatrician commended the club and charged other organizations to emulate the gesture saying that government cannot provide for all needs because of its many commitments.she charged well meaning indigenes of the state to assist public hospitals by providing for their basic needs.
A medical doctor and member of the club, Dr Toyin Ogundare urged the pregnant women not to engage in self medications instead they should reach out to the hospital. She said wrong medication arising from self help could be fatal for the mother and unborn child.
Dr Bobola Babatola, who represented the Permanent secretary of the hospital management board, thanked the Rotary club of Akure metro for the gesture just as he prayed that God will give them the enablement to do more.
Others in attendance at the event were, Hospital secretary, Mr Adeojo, Mrs Akingbade, The head of nursing services and pregnant women.