By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore on New Year day paid N2 million as hospital bills of patients already discharged but unable to go home as they could not settle their hospital bills at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife,
Senator Omisore who was at the hospital for the annual January 1st visit to the hospital for payment of bills owed by patients discharged but unable to meet up with payment of their bills , said his annual gesture was to “show love, affection, and empathy ” to those in the category.
The former Deputy governor stressed “I’m doing this for those who are hospitalized and are certified fit to go home but who cannot because they have bills to settle”, saying.nobody wished to be in the hospital bed on a glorious day like the beginning of the year.
“These people have loved ones to be at home with, enjoying rice, pounded yam, meat, chicken, fish and gush it down with drinks but they cannot because of the bills they have to settle,” he said.
Senator Omisore added, “I want to appreciate the management of this world-class hospital for their service to humanity, as diverse people across the country are receiving healthcare from the facility.In all, 158 patients were discharged, with about N2 million paid,” The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Professor Victor Adetiloye while receiving Senator Omisore lauded his gesture for deeming it fit annually to come to the aid of the stranded patients at the teaching hospital .
Professor Adetiloye pointed out that the entire hospital community appreciated and always happy with the philanthropy of Senator Omisore, saying, “Omisore facilitated the construction of some of the modern buildings we have in this hospital.”
According to the CMD, Senator Omisore “is not doing this for ego boosting, as we have many other affluent persons in the community who can do same. Rather, he is doing so for humanity and based on compassion,” .
Professor Adetiloye however urged people not to entertain any fear when visiting the hospital, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic..