Sen. Boroffice Inaugurates 24-bed Obstetric Hospital

Posted on: Wed 31-01-2018

Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, representing Ondo North Senatorial District on Tuesday inaugurated a 24-bed obstetric centre at Oka Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state. 
Boroffice, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, said that the centre was part of his constituency projects. 
“My constituency needs facilities for health delivery, considering that health is one of the aims of Millennium Development Goals; though it is called obstetric care hospital, but it is also for delivery,” he said. 
NAN reports that the hospital has an operating theatre, delivery room, antenatal ward; doctors’ consulting room, nurses’ residential quarters and motorised wheel chairs. 
It also has pharmacy, medical records department, patients’ waiting room, 24-hour solar powered electricity, air-conditioned rooms and solar powered boreholes. 
The senator said that the hospital would be handed over to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for optimal performance. He promised to make financial provision for the smooth operation of the health centre. 
In his remarks, Mr Babatunde Kolawole, representing Akoko South East and South West Federal Constituency, said the health centre would enhance access to medical services in the area. 
Also speaking, Oba Adebori Adeleye, the traditional ruler of Oka Akoko, noted that the project would have positive impact on the people. 
“This is better than when a politician is giving out money, and I want to urge you to make use of it and not allow it to be useless; I encourage Senator Boroffice not to relent, but do more,” he said. 
Earlier, Dr Kunle Adesokan, Acting Head of Clinical Services, FMC,Owo, said that the senator had brought qualitative tertiary level healthcare to the constituency. 
Adesokan said that FMC, Owo would post skilled personnel to the centre and called for provision of facilities and equipment needed for basic surgical and obstetric procedures. This he said was necessary in diagnosis of medical and paediatric cases. 
According to him, there must also be plan for maintenance and replacement of equipment and facilities as well as expansion and upgrade of the centre.
Leadership News