… Seeks Support From Staff, Critical Stakeholders For More Developments
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, DELSUTH, Oghara, Delta State, Prof. Nekwu E. Okolugbo, has listed the immediate restoration of the X-ray services, award of contract for the procurement of new Ecoscan machine, and the supply of new dialysis machines as well as the refurbishment of old machines and the supply of a new water treatment unit in addition to the repair of the two existing ones .
Renovation of the out-patient dialysis center as some of the modest achievements recorded in his 100 days in office.
Addressing staff and critical stakeholders at a town hall meeting held at the teaching hospital’s auditorium as part of the event marking his 100 days in office, the DELSUTH CMD also solicited the cooperation of all to bring more development to the institution.
According to the CMD, who appeared in his usual humble and simplistic nature: “as soon as I assumed duty as the Chief Medical Director of DELSUTH, I rolled up my sleeves and hit the ground running as a result of the dire state of the hospital at the time I took over.
When resumed , the office, critical services that were absent included: X-ray service, dialysis services and endoscopy services had been absent for 2 years”.
Prof. Okolugbo, maintained, that he immediately set up restoring the services, bringing to life the old ecoscan machine and purchasing of new one to commence the X-ray services.
Awarded the contract for supplies and repairs of new and old dialysis machines, supply of new water treatment and the renovation of the out – patient dialysis center, he addied.
The institution is expecting the delivery and shipment of new machines from Germany.
The DELSUTH boss also explained that they have also procured a new Endoscopy stack through the assistant of the Delta State Government and the Endoscopy services restored, just as he remarked on that, a new Electroencephalogram (EEG) was procured with the assistant of the state government and DELSUTH.
He commenced EEG services from the 2nd of January, 2023.
Prof. Okolugbo, noted that within the 100 days the hospital was able to secure a partnership with the National Blood Service Commission on the supply of ABBOT screened blood to DELSUTH at a subsidized rate, thus moving away from commercial blood donors with the attendant risks involved.
The CMD also mentioned the restoration of mortuary services, autopsy services.
The splitting of the Pathology Department into four namely: Haematology, Clinical Pathology,Medical Microbiology, and Morbid Anatomy Departments as applicable in other teaching hospitals .
As well as the payment for the re – accreditation of Paediatric Department as some of the feat achieved.
The Professor of Medicine also informed the audience that with the NNPC, one of the institution’s .major corporate partner has been renewed, granting of waivers from all professional fees and bed fees for all surgeries as part of staff welfare.
Training for all cadre of hospital staff and installation 30 solar street lights are part of the modes achievements of his 100 days in office.
Meanwhile, staff and stakeholders of DELSUTH have commended the new CMD for working so hard to bring the hospital back to its old glory.
They adviced him to remain focused as they congratulate him in his 100 days at the saddle of leadership.