UNIMEDTH plans modern emergency dept
By Kemi Olatunde
As part of efforts to improve the quality of health care services in Ondo State, plans are underway to put in place modern emergency departments in the University of Medical Science (UNIMED) Teaching Hospital, Akure annex.
The Physician in charge of the hospital, Dr. Adesina Akintan stated this while speaking with The Hope in Akure.
According to him, when operational, it will be the major hub of the hospital and will also go a long way in beautifying the hospital.
He explained that the new management of the hospital has put in place a policy which allows emergency patients to be treated even without initial monetary deposit.
He described the ongoing renovation exercise within the hospital premises as a way of giving the environment a facelift saying: “We need to create an attractive ambience, so that the people don’t feel rejected when they patronise the hospital.”
Speaking further, he revealed that a specialized skin clinic with a consultant Dermatologist and Paediatric emergency unit among others now exist in the hospital adding that the hospital has also employed the services of more consultants for improved healthcare services in the hospital.
Akintan stated that the hospital is doing its best in the area of employment of more health workers noting that it is in the process of employing more nurses after which recruitment of other cadres will follow.
While frowning at the bad attitude of some health workers, he called for change of attitude among them stressing that citizens always give feedback to the hospital management through the various phone numbers pasted in strategic places in the hospital.
While calling on stakeholders in the health sector to put in their best, he urged government to embrace adequate funding of hospitals and also provide necessary training and retraining for workers so as to be abreast with best practices in other parts of the world.
Akintan also enjoined citizens to endeavour to present health issues on time so as to bring improvement to the sector.