In line with the vision of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH), to provide quality and affordable clinical, surgical, and medical evaluation services at affordable prices, the Akindayomi-Adeboye Intensive Care Center was recently commissioned at the institution.
The ICU center which was donated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was commissioned by the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN). The commissioning took place at an event held on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.
While speaking at the event, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said that the donated medical equipment will go a long way to prevent several avoidable deaths and also bring tertiary healthcare services closer to the people of Ondo state.
The Governor emphasized that quality medical equipment is fundamental in any modern-day healthcare delivery. He added that government effort alone can not be enough to bridge the yawning gap in the health sector.
Commending the General overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye for the huge gesture, Governor Akeredolu appreciated the effort of the General Overseer and the leadership of RCCG for the laudable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Governor Akeredolu further noted that his administration has continued to proffer solutions to the social-economic and healthcare challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that his administration is making frantic efforts to promote quality health service for the well-being of its citizens.
The Governor opined that “we have received and given out over 36,000 first dose of COVID-19 vaccines to all our citizens, including frontline health workers and vulnerable group in Ondo State.” He pointed out that his government has built and equipped four Isolation Centers with two located in Ondo and Akure, while others were in two senatorial districts.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Chief Medical Director of UNIMED Teaching Hospital, Dr. Oluwole Ige said that the equipment has added great value to their medical services and it will increase medical tourism to the institution.
He explained that the center has four units which comprise the intensive care units, kidney dialysis, cardiac diagnostic, and x-ray unit.
The coordinator of the project, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade who is the Intercontinental Overseer of RCCG, said that the project is part of the Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) of the church undertaken by His Love Foundation a global charity arm of the church.
The General Overseer, whose address was delivered by Pastor Joseph Obayemi said the facility is in honor of the founder and pioneer General Overseer of the church, late Pastor Josiah Akindayomi for his vision, dedication to the service of God and humanity.