Prince John Adegbola has considered the act of the Ogun State government for removing some medical equipment donated to Ota General Hospital, in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state as an attack on the good people of the area.

Adegbola, a frontline gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party PDP made this disclosure in a press statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital.

 

He said the state government under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun should call the commissioner of health to order and return those equipment as a matter of urgency adding that their lives matters in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government.

It would be recalled that Chairman, Advisory Committee, Ota General Hospital, in local government area, Bamgboye Oshunlabu, accused the state Ministry of Health of removing some medical equipment donated to the facility.

 

Oshunlabu said two companies, Unilever and Lafarge, as well as a non-governmental organisation, Lions Club, donated a dialysis machine and ventilator, among others, to the hospital to improve its service delivery to patients.

 

Reacting to the scenario, Adegbola who is also from the local government said the act was nothing but an attack on the good people of the area saying that it could be considered as a usual way of playing politics to Ogun westerners.

He said as a responsible and responsive government, nothing stop them from posting the required professionals who can be in charge of the equipment adding that there are qualified personnel in the hospital to operate it.

Adegbola who also described the action of the government as wicked and immoral, said  the donors intended the equipment for the use of the people of Ado-Odo/Ota and no where else..

He therefore warned government to stop playing politics saying that “No to all forms of marginalization in Ogun West”.

 

 

The Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, on her part said the equipment was just lying there at Ota and the doctor there said that the specification was too high and they had no personnel to operate it; so, we moved it to where it was needed most in the state.”

 

“I am a medical doctor by profession and I have nothing to gain by playing politics with people’s lives. Why should machines that cost about N500m be left unused when they are needed in other parts of the state? I am a professional to the core, so I am not interested in their politics. The machines are needed to save lives.”, she concluded.

 

 

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