Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, the institution has acquired eight Haemo dialysis machines to boost its infrastructural facilities.
This is part of the efforts of the Oyo and Osun state governments to raise the standard of operations of the Teaching Hospital.
However,six of the machines will be made available for patients suffering from HIV negative and Hepatitis, while two will be made available for HIV/Hepatitis B Surface Antigen positive.
According to the statement signed by Edward Ayodele, medical Doctor and a Consultant Nephrologist of the institution the increase in the number of the Heamo dialysis machines, which is about the highest in any hospital in the South-West region, would improve the quality of life of the people suffering from serious illnesses, particularly those with kidney failure, HIV/AIDS amongst others”.
The teaching hospital, which was constructed, equipped with various modern equipment, and inaugurated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration of Adebayo Alao-Akala, reportedly cost about N24b.
Reacting to the development, John Oladapo Adetutu, a Reverend and Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ogbomoso, who said he was always going to the teaching hospital to assess its development, said that the procurement and installation of the equipment were most welcome to the people of the community.
“I am very happy about the procurement and installation of the eight dialysis machines at the LAUTECH Teaching hospital, Ogbomoso. The community will now be better for it. It is what we have wanted for the past many years, and thank God for its establishment by the last administration of Adebayo Alao-Akala. I thank whoever is in charge of the running of Ogbomoso Teaching Hospital.
“With the provision of these equipment in addition to the ones already put in place, our people in Ogbomoso are now relieved of the agony of having to travel always to Ilorin for medical attention. When I visited the place,, people and patients at the hospital confirmed that the machines are functioning.”