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LUTH CMD marks 1 year in office, commissions 6 projects

Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos State, on the occasion of his one-year anniversary in office, has commissioned six projects in the institution.

Speaking to journalists after the commissioning on Wednesday, Adeyemo said that his administration was the continuation of the previous administration and that the Federal Government was putting a lot of money into infrastructural renewal in the hospital.

He said that aside from the fact that the federal government was funding the hospital, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, under the leadership of Prof. Muhammed Ali Pate and Dr. Tunji Alausa, also had a special fund to complement what the government was doing for the hospital.

He said that the six projects that were commissioned were funded through the budget provided by the federal government.

“The projects are the newly renovated Central Laboratory and Cafeteria for the staff, as the welfare of staff was very paramount for us in LUTH.

“Extension of Urological Theater, renovation of Pediatric Surgical Ward E4 of 30 beds, Adult Surgical Ward of 30 beds, and 14 suite private wards.

“We are aware that there are well-meaning Nigerians who want to access our facilities; the hospital is for everybody, and rather than going abroad for care, we have provided private facilities for those that can afford it.

“This is just one of the three wards that we have as private wards. We have another functional and fully renovated ward in A1, and we have another one dedicated to the care of cancer patients,” he said.

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Adeyemo said that all the projects were funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria, and there was an executive order to maintain and sustain the projects.

Commenting, Prof. Chris Bode, immediate past CMD of LUTH, said that he was elated and fulfilled to see the projects that started during his tenure being commissioned.

Bode said that he was elated in the sense that good things were happening in LUTH and fulfilled in the sense that not only have they worked together with this administration but “continued along the dreams we had before.”.

“You are not a successful leader until you have a worthy successor, and I am very proud of him.”.

He said that the maintenance culture at LUTH was too notchy, and many hospitals would want to be like LUTH management and staff.

According to him, he hopes that the government will continue to fund and support the hospital because they are projecting positively the spirit that President Tinubu and his team are preaching.

Bode hinted that the LUTH Cancer Center had been running for the past seven years and had rendered service to no fewer than 11,000 patients.(NAN)

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