By Henry Odeh
Oyo State Government has donated one new dialysis machine to the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan towards ensuring proper examination and treatment of COVID – 19 patients in the hospital .
The government also assured the management of the hospital of mutual working relationship and more interventions within the shortest possible time to further take care COVID -19 cases in the state .
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Ayoola Adebisi , while presenting the machine, hinted that the donation was part of the consignments set aside by the government to support the hospital in taking care of COVID – 19 patients in the college .
According to him, the donation was made to enhance effective service delivery on corona virus cases at the college and also combat and contain the spread of the disease in the state .
“We are here today to donate dialysis machine as approved by His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde in line with the fulfilment of this administration to improve health care service in the state.
“This dialysis machine is one of the consignments this administration has for this facility in fighting the pandemic, however, more of interventions are still coming to UCH.
The Chairman , Medical Advisory Committee, University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan , Dr. Victor Akinmoladun , who received the dialysis machine on behalf of the hospital said the machine would add value to corona virus treatment procedures in the college .
Dr. Akinmoladun submitted that the dialysis machine would be committed totally to the care of those who requires dialysis and tested positive for COVID – 19.
“Today , we have the dialysis machine from Oyo state government, there are patients who require dialysis but who may be COVID – 19 positive.
“We have been unable to use our regular machines for the dialysis of such patients because once we have used those machines for COVID-19 positive patients become difficult or virtually impossible to use the same for others who are not with COVID 19.”
“So, we have been struggling , we don’t have the capacity to totally commit our machines to the treatment of COVID – 19 patients patients who have COVID 19.”
While appreciating the government for its support to the college in fighting the pandemic, Dr. Akinmoladun and appealed for more support.