OOUTH Sagamu Votes N3Billion For Capital Projects To Reduce Medical Tourism In 2022-CMD - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, December 13, 2021

OOUTH Sagamu Votes N3Billion For Capital Projects To Reduce Medical Tourism In 2022-CMD

Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH Sagamu says it is spending huge sum of N3billion on capital projects, including construction of Kidney centre, Burns and Trauma centre to enhance the capacity of the tertiary health facility to reduce medical tourism in Nigeria

The Acting Chief Medical Director of OOUTH, Dr. Bunmi Fatungase made this known on Monday while defending the hospital's allocation  in the 2022 Budget estimate before the Finance and Appropriation Committee of the Ogun State House of Assembly at the Oke-mosan complex of the house

She revealed that N690.3million was earmarked to expand the facility from the current 282bed space at the hospital, construct new medical emergency centre , improve extension medical services at its outpatient unit at Ijebu-Igbo as well as in Saje in Abeokuta and Obada near the state capital

According to her, N83million to upgrade diagnostic and acute care centre as well as facilities at the Theatre, Laboratory, Radiology and Pharmacy to meet the expected standard standard in collaboration with the Cancer Institute to be established by the State Government

The acting CMD explained that the new Accident and Emergency Centre would ensure effective teaching of medical students who would be having direct contact with the consultants and patients saying "medical students and Resident Doctors will have more patients to learn from"

She added that N506million would be expended on construction of Administrative building including offices, auditorium, boardroom and Committee rooms as well as reconstruction of Amenity ward and Residency Training Complex, to improve the image of the teaching hospital 

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