The Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, has said that it will continue to improve the quality of health service delivery without compromise.
The hospital’s governing council chairman, Mohammed Sukababa, said the Nigerian health system was facing a tough time that required all hands to be on deck.
Sukababa, who spoke at Ido Ekiti during FETHI Stakeholders’ Forum, where he lauded the hospital management’s exploits, said, “Your role as stakeholders to support the efforts of government in making sure that the current spate of developments in the hospital is sustained cannot be over-emphasised.”
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof Adekunle Ajayi, said that the hospital, under him, had grown in leaps and bounds in the restoration of quality service delivery and infrastructures improvement, harped on the need for support for further developments.
He said, “Government is stretched out of its element in trying to manage something as complex as healthcare, with ensuing improved health outcomes in a tailspin. So, it is imperative to beef up the financing system of this sector by exploring largely non-governmental contributions.”
Ajayi said the recourse to the public support despite the increasing government funding of tertiary health institutions in the last few years was because “we still require a lot more than we generate and get from the government to better serve our teeming patients.”