Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has lamented the deplorable state of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, (OOUTH),Sagamu, saying that the hospital requires serious overhaul.
The Iperu prince, who bemoaned the deplorable state of the teaching hospital despite its importance to the medical students and masses at large, spoke during an inspection tour of the hospital facilities.
He noted that the teaching hospital had lost of several accreditations due to its facility deficit.
Abiodun was accompanied by his wife, Bamidele, the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Prof Semiu Musa-Olomu and the Ogun State Head of Service, Lanre Bisiriyu among others
“This (OOUTH) being the first and only teaching hospital in this state and from the report that they gave me which was very disheartening, I thought I should come and see things for myself.
“I would set up a team to immediately begin how to look at that approach that would make this place be functional as it should be. I don’t see how this place can produce doctors that would be able to look after patients. I don’t see how they even look after patient with their current state.
“So, we have to go back to the drawing board. I understand that they have lost a lot of accreditations, which is not surprising based on what we see here. Most of the buildings that are here are buildings that were inherited from the old general hospital.
“This place is sub-standard;I am going to sit down and look at how best this place would start working perfectly. We also have to look at the PPP approach to ensure that all these are working.
“This hospital at a point in time was the best teaching hospital in this country and the faculty of medicine was number one in the country. But, today we
Among sections he inspected included the Morbidity Anatomy and Histopathology section, Male Surgical Ward, Children’s Ward, Radiology Complex and others.