CMD seeks private investors in EKSUTH services, facilities

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Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti

The Chief Medical Director, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Kayode Olabanji, has appealed to private investors to support the hospital in providing world-class health care delivery to the people of the state.

The CMD, at a briefing in Ado Ekiti, said the hospital had begun the process of rebranding along the line of its slogan, ‘EKSUTH, my hospital, your hospital, our hospital.’

Olabanji noted that the slogan had brought about a sense of ownership among workers in the hospital as well as improved efficiency.

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He said, “I want to appeal to all, if you have the means, you can invest in anything here in the interest of our patients who we owe excellent service delivery. We are seeking investors for all aspects of the services.”

The CMD said in view of the growing demand for oxygen, especially with COVID-19, the hospital was in the process of setting up a medical oxygen plant on a PPP arrangement.

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He said, “The oxygen plant is the equipment to produce medical oxygen. We have enough to use, but then the demand for oxygen has gone up astronomically because of this pandemic. COVID-19 is a disease that affects the lungs. A person having serious COVID-19 disease needs oxygen.

“We are interested in building capacity to be able to produce our own oxygen to meet the needs of not just EKSUTH, but all hospitals in the state and even able to sell outside the state. The discussion is at an advanced level, once we fine-tune the memorandum of understanding, we will take off.”

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