Osemawe visits UNIMED Teaching Hospital
By Sade Adewale, Ondo
The Chief Medical Director of University of Medical ScienceTeaching Hospital Ondo (UNIMEDTHC), Dr. Oluwole Ige has described the visit of the Osemawe and the paramount ruler of Ondo kingdom, Oba Dr. Victor Kiladejo to the hospital as an expedient one intended to assess the level of infrastructural development in the hospital.
He disclosed this while playing host to the Osemawe in his office, saying the visit was an opportunity to interface with leaders of the kingdom in such a way that vital information would be passed across to the people on the restructuring of Ondo and Laje Teaching hospital complex.
Dr. Ige stated that the present administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is doing excellently well to improve the standard of healt care services in the state compared to what it used to be in the past through the establishment of teaching hospitals that are affordable, qualitative and accessible to the people.
He rated the quality of healthcare services being offered at the UNIMEDTHC high , saying it is similar to what is obtainable overseas and at affordable and accessible rate.
Dr. Ige added that UNIMEDTHC health coverage is for everyone, everywhere, and at every moment without financial hardship.
Responding, the Osemawe of Ondo kingdom, Oba Dr. Victor Kiladejo expressed his delight at the ongoing construction and reconstruction works in the hospitals complex.
He scored the Governor of the state high for establishing the teaching hospital in the state at this very time for the benefit of the people.
The monarch advised the management of the teaching hospital to avoid duplication of services in Ondo and Laje saying the two facilities should rather operate to complement each other in a seamless way using ICT.
Also, Kiladejo explained that they should avoid developing one complex better than the other.
He urged that necessary gadgets should be on standby for any transfer of patient s while signals should be on to inform the other complex about the incoming patient.
Oba Kiladejo promised that a committee on hospital and community would be constituted to relate with the teaching hospital for effective service delivery and other areas where the community can equally partner with them to improve healthcare services for people.
He said the kingdom is already working on the committee saying that in the next two weeks, they will be inaugurated.
The Osemawe was accompanied on the visit by the Lisa of Ondo Kingdom, High Chief Simeon Oguntimehin and the Sasere of the Kingdom, High Chief Adeduro .