OOUTH depressed, unfit to produce doctors, says Ogun governor

Chief Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor.
Chief Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor.

Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday bemoaned the deplorable condition of the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu, saying the facility is currently unfit to produce competent medical doctors.

He made this known on Sunday in Sagamu while speaking with journalists shortly after he had inspected the facility.

Abiodun, who recalled that hitherto, OOUTH was rated best facility in Nigeria, regretted that the hospital has become depressed and required urgent attention.

According to him, many of the medical equipment are obsolete, while others are not functional, due to lack of maintenance, and non-availability of needed equipment to make it functional.

The governor promised to put up a team, after a final report from the Medical Director, to revive the lost glory of the hospital, stressing that his administration attaches importance to the health sector.

“This visit was informed by my meeting with Heads of the Health Institutions, Hospital Management. It is the only Teaching Hospital in the state, and with the report I got which is disheartening; it is worse than deplorable.

“I am putting up a team, after a final report from the Medical Director. I don’t see how this place can produce good Doctors; we shall go back to drawing board. The place is substandard. This hospital is in depressing state. We shall look into facilities and personnel,” he promised.

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