As part of efforts to improve response in combating COVID-19, the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Ondo State received a brand new 18-seater Toyota Hiace Bus. The donation was made by the Ondo state government.
Presenting the bus to the UNIMEDTH management team which was led by the CMD, Dr. Oluwole Ige, the Special Adviser to the Governor and Acting Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye said the bus was donated to the hospital to ease the burden on workers who are shuttling between the Ondo and Akure complexes of the hospital to carry out their duties.
Dr. Adeyeye added that the donation of the bus for staff use is evidence that the Akeredolu led administration is not just worker-friendly but also committed to ensuring that every worker in the state has the best welfare that will enable them to do their jobs effectively.
The acting commissioner stated that the present administration has prioritized the welfare of workers in the state and is doing everything to make sure they are comfortable.
Dr. Adeyeye further highlighted the achievements of the present administration in actualizing the Teaching Hospital dream to include; securing accreditation to train Doctors in 20 areas of specializations, signing the bill into law, ensuring that consultants who resigned under the last administration due to non-payment of salaries were replaced, employment of doctors, nurses and other health workers, erecting befitting edifice for the hospital amongst others.
While receiving the bus, the CMD of the hospital, Dr. Oluwole Ige said the donation of the bus is a point of reference to restore hope and make the management of the hospital believe in the dream of a teaching hospital with multiple complexes as it was envisioned from the beginning.
Dr. Ige added that the dream which initially looked like a mirage is becoming a reality as most of what was promised has been done.
He thanked the government for being trustworthy and responsive to the delivery of quality tertiary healthcare to the people of Ondo state.