The Oonirisa, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II made a Royal donation to the University College Hospital for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Arole Oodua in his Palace at the Enuwa in Ile Ife donated a Mobile Modular Fumigator to the Hospital. The Fumigator is locally fabricated in the palace to provide a solution to fight the spread of COVID-19 rather than looking up to a foreign solution.
Oba Ogunwusi told the management team of UCH led by the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo the donation of the equipment was a response to the call for support by the hospital in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and also to show his unwavering commitment to the institution that raised him from his cradle to adult, his mother having worked in UCH for almost 38 years.
He commended the management of the hospital in keeping to the high standards of healthcare delivery that was the gallmark of the hospital.
Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo while receiving the equipment along with the core management and other staff of the Hospital lauded the Royal Father for donation, as well as other oromises made
to the hospital.
The CMD was particularly delighted that the Oba Ogunwusi could gather youths within his domain and engage them in productive ventures at this critical time rather than watch them turning to miscreants in the society, saying, “the young men and women involved in the fabrication of the mobile modular fumigator are problem solvers and this is a sure way out of the unemployment menace in the society.”
The CMD called on other palaces in Nigeria to emulate the Oonirisa by engaging the youths in meaningful assignments that will help alleviate unemployment.
He, however, appealed to the Oba Ogunwusi to use his influence on attracting more donations to UCH, not only at this time but after the post-COVID 19 plague.
As at the close of business on Tuesday, 26th May 2020, the hospital has kept faith to high hygiene standards and did not have a new case of COVID-19.
The University College Hospital, Ibadan has been playing the leading role in combating the spread of the coronavirus and will continue to render excellent care and services to all our patients. The Hospital equally enjoins everyone to adhere to the required infection prevention and control measures prescribed by the WHO and the NCDC, such as physical distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers & face masks. We will continue to update the public accordingly.
Please, Stay safe.