Why I facilitated 100-bed Mother,  Child Hospital To Oyo Central Senatorial District – Senator Folarin 

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*Inaugurates  hospital

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The  Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin has explained the reason for his facilitation of a multi-billion Naira 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital in Oyo Central Senatorial District.

Speaking at the inauguration of the hospital on Tuesday, Senator Folarin who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State in the last March governorship election hinted that he facilitated the project to relief UCH, being  the only federal tertiary health institution in Oyo State in the area of qualitative healthcare of women and children in Oyo Central Senatorial District.

Senator Folarin maintained that “the 100-bed Mother and Child hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including operating theatres, recovery rooms, private and general wards, scanning room, consultation rooms and laboratory, ultra-scan machine, vacuum extractor delivery set and an Emergency Cart with full compliments.”

He pointed out that,  “the  advanced medical facility also has quarters for doctors and other medical personnel.

“The project was made possible through office of the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on SDGs. Therefore, for and on behalf of the good people of Oyo Central Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, I extend most sincerest gratitude to Mr. President and H.E Hon. (Mrs.) Orelope-Adefulire for the consideration and successful completion of the project”, he said

Senator Folarin added, “The healthcare facility will be operational as soon as members of management board are appointed”.

Speaking further, he lauded the people of Oyo Central for giving him the opportunity to represent them in the red chamber on three different occasions and the APC leaders and members in Oyo State for the opportunity to fly the ticket of the party in 2019 and 2023 elections.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire while speaking said the project ” is a strategic intervention directly linked to the achievement of SDG-3 on ‘Quality Health and Well-being for all’ as well as other cross-cutting SDGs.

Princess Adefulire commended  Senator Folarin for high level of dedication and commitment to ensure the project was approved by Mr. President and completed before his tenure lapses as a federal lawmaker.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD)  of University College Hospital, (UCH) Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo stressed that the project stands as first of its kind to be facilitated by a lawmaker in the State. 

According to the CMD,the medical facility is a world-standard and everlasting legacy of Senator Folarin.

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