In appreciation of the contribution of one of her philanthropists to the health sector, Ogun State Government has said that it would build a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Clinic in Saje Hospital, Abeokuta, in honour of Chief Olatunde Abudu.
Abudu, a legal practitioner, industrialist and school founder, who was born 14th March 1929, started his primary education at the Saje Primary School, Abeokuta.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, made the disclosure while receiving cash donation and a parcel of land from the philanthropist in Abeokuta.
He admitted that government could not bear the burden of financing the healthcare sector alone, hence the need for Public Private Partnership (PPP).
“If we look at healthcare financing, government alone cannot do it, so we need resources as part of innovation to driving quality health services and the great philanthropist, Chief Olatunde Abudu has continued to support the Teaching Hospital, Sagamu through giving and support to the Saje Hospital”, Ipaye said
Ipaye further said the initiative would be a continuous improvement on the hospital, which was an extension of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, saying that services which were lacking in the facility prior the extension have now been provided.
“Saje hospital was donated to teaching hospital, Sagamu, sometimes March 20, 2006 and we have continued to improve on what was initially donated and part of the continuous improvement is what we are witnessing today.
‘’After we took it over, we have provided consultants that attend to patients there, medical residents who see patients the same day and so many innovative services that were lacking within that immediate environment and recently we built modern ante- natal clinic that takes care of pregnant women”, the Commissioner stated
Chief Abudu, appreciated the state government for providing the platform that enabled him give back to the society, and assured that he would not relent in rendering necessary support as and when needed.