Community gets first hospital worth N500m
It was a period of jubilation for the people of Jegede-Olunloyo community in Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo state as the community experienced a development that meet their yearning for access to affordable healthcare delivery with the commissioning of a N500m hospital that will provide functional healthcare.
The commissioning of the hospital that is named Ona Ara hospital brought out the chairmen of the 35 Landlord association annexing Olorunsogo, a suburb of Ibadan. They all couldn’t hide their joy that an individual has taken the bull by the horn and not put all the burden of the community on the government.
The landlords who lauded the initiative, expressed hope that otherw will learn from the development brought to the community by Dr Emmanuel Abiodun Oladipo, a graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, in bringing affordable and accessible healthcare delivery to the community through the multi million naira hospital.
The Chairman of the 35 landlords association, Alhaji Kolawole Adebiyi stated that the gesture will not only develop the community but will save lives as timely access to a good healthcare service will go a long way in lifting the health and economic life of people.
The initiator of the project, Dr Oladipo stated that the mission and vision of the hospital is meant to remain a signpost and symbol of functional health system, adding that it is his way of contributing his quota to the attainment of Universal Health Coverage.
“We are opening our doors and we intend to champion the reduction of maternal and child mortality and administration of vaccines for preventable and communicable diseases.
"We will create public awareness and sensitization for a clean and safe environment to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), effective participation in NHIS initiative as well as general well-being of people for productive engagement,” he said.
Impressed by the magnitude of the project, Senator Monsurat Olajumoke Sunmonu representing Oyo Central Senatorial District promised to donate a transformer to the clinic to guarantee stable electricity supply for smooth operations and be of great benefit to the surrounding communities and localities where the facility is located.
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