The Ekiti government has disclosed plans to partner with Afe Babalola
University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Multi System Teaching Hospital as part
of its effort to providing quality healthcare service delivery in the
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Human Services Mr.
Akinjide Akinleye who stated this while inspecting some of the newly
acquired state of the art equipment at the Multi-System Teaching
Hospitals, stressed the commitment of the Fayemi led administration to
ensuring preventable deaths in the state.
He added that the government has commenced massive renovation of both
primary and secondary health facilities across the state and has also
procured state of the art medical equipment for the facilities.
The Permanent Secretary however stressed the need for Covid-19 test on
patients with cough, catarrh and fever particularly in private health
facilities, to know their status adding that patients that test
positive for Covid-19 should be immediately referred to designated
isolation centers for further examination and treatment.
According to him, the state is looking forward to partnering with
hospital in areas of human resources, Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
for collection, processing and storage of data, blood transfusion,
storage and management as well as training of staff among other areas.
He commended the founder, Aare Afe Babalola for his philanthropic
gesture and immense contribution to humanity through huge investment
in education and health care.
The Chief Medical Director of the ABUAD Multi System Teaching Hospital
Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe noted that the hospital has handled serious
health situations that many people believed could not have be done in
Nigeria even at lower cost.
Dr. Ogundipe noted that the vision of the founder was to make the
hospital one of the best hospitals in the world, stressing that the
Hospital has grown organically since its inception to meet the
expectations of the host community, Ekiti residents and Nigeria at
The CMD advised Ekiti residents to make medical check a regular
exercise, adding that ABUAD hospital would do it for interested
persons at subsidized cost which he noted has been the hallmark of the
hospital and the founder.
In a related development, the State Commissioner for health and Human
Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani has said that the Fayemi led
administration deserved accolades for attracting numerous
interventions and supports to the state health sector which has
improved healthcare service delivery across in the state.
Speaking during an interactive session with stakeholders in the Health
sector to commemorate his one year as the Commissioner for Health, Dr.
Filani assured people in the State of more interventions and supports
from partners and international donors that would further enhance
better healthcare and service delivery.
Soliciting the continued support of all stakeholders for Government’s
effort at making the Health sector a model amongst its counterpart
across the nation, Filani assured that the administration would not
relent efforts at ensuring quality, affordable and accessible
healthcare delivery in the State.