The Olajumoke Akinjide Foundation(OAF) has donated equipment worth millions of naira to boost healthcare delivery services at the University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan. They included wheel chairs, electric beds, walking aids, paediatric examination chairs, operating tables, trolleys, blood donor chairs, resuscitation beds, consumables, thermometers, among others.
The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Alonge, receiving the equipment from the chairperson of OAF, Mrs. Modupe Akindeko, said: " This is the second batch of donations from OAF", adding the it would address shortage of medical equipment in the hospital.
He said: "The four months strike by the doctors has paralysed our financial activities. We can't even buy the needed equipment. However, with this kind gesture, healthcare delivery will improve in UCH. For instance, we were just thinking of raising money to buy the operating table, which costs N5million, but OAF has donated a modern electric theatre table.
"The foundation is meeting the needs of this hospital. Many politicians donate to where they can benefit, but this foundation and its founder, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, are committed to humanity".
Mrs. Akindeko said OAF, which was established in August 2005, would give back to the society and meet needs.
She said the foundation had impacted on lives through health, agriculture, capacity building, provision of potable water, and relief materials to flood victims as well as building classrooms.
Mrs. Akindeko said they were assisting the government in health and education, adding the such gesture would make the country a better place to live in.