Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Govt alone can’t fund health institutions, says Afe Babalola

He also deplored the high cost of imported medical devices in the country, especially given the declining value of naira.

Babalola, who said this on Friday during the maiden edition of the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido Ekiti (FETHI) Stakeholders’ Forum, urged the patrons to make generous donations to the cause of FETHI.

The Chief Medical Director of FETHI, Prof them for better quality and more effective service delivery.

Ajayi, the stated that FETHI urgently needs support for infrastructures and services in excess of N2b, urged stakeholders to engage the federal government in establishing it. to encourage the desire to continue the evolutionary journey of repositioning the hospital to size.

“The government is overwhelmed when it comes to managing something as complex as healthcare, which leads to improved health outcomes. So it is imperative to strengthen this sector’s funding system by examining largely non-governmental contributions, ”he said.

Ajayi stated that the hospital’s areas of need included building and equipping a modern geriatric center for the elderly worth about N150m; Construction of a modern patient station with 150 beds worth N700m; Construction of a N100m adequate VIP / Amenity Ward for wealthy people; and N150m conference hall.

Others were the modernization of the kidney and heart center, which according to CMD was already about 75 percent complete. “We need help so that we can start with interventional services in kidney and heart medicine. This requires huge investments and includes capacity building training. ”

He said FETHI would welcome the support of stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians in the Indigent Trist Fund to provide compassionate aid to the health of the poor; continuous renovation of existing structures; and strategic capacity building for clinical and non-clinical staff.

FETHI Chairman Mohammed Sukababa said, “The Nigerian healthcare system is at a difficult time when all hands are on at a time like this Must be deck. The government cannot do it alone. Therefore, the need to improve our health systems requires a concerted effort. ”