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Dr Wahab Adegbenro in a warm handshake with Dr Oluwole Ige 

By Abooluwa Famakinwa, Akure
To commence the Ondo State University of  Medical Sciences Teaching  Hospital, seven health  facilities in the state have  been conceded to the training facility.

During the administrative hand over,  the Permanent Secretary of the Hospitals Management Board, who was hitherto  the administrative head and accounting officer, Dr Niran  Ikuomola  gave a low down of what the administration was inheriting and plegded the unalloyed support and assistance of the Board to the Teaching Hospital whenever it is needed. 


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He advised the new management to cooperate with the staff of the HMB they are inheriting and called for openness. 
Dr Ikuomola allayed the fear of the staff of those health facilities and promised that their promotion will come as and when due. 
The Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr Dipo Durojaye described the event as a milestone in the history of healthcare delivery in the state, stressed the need to fastrack a law to make the handing over of those facilities lawful as well as the need to put in place befitting structures for a teaching hospital. 
Supervising the administrative hand over,  the commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro said what was done is a change of administration from the Hospitals Management Board and the new Teaching Hospital.


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He explained that the establishment of the Teaching Hospital is a plus to the  state as the facilities have now become tertiary health institutions that can handle complex health issues. 
Dr Adegbenro disclosed that the Governor is keenly interested in the establishment of the Teaching Hospital despite  paucity of funds in the state and will do a formal  handing over at a later date. 
Receiving the  seven facilities, the Former CMD Trauma and Surgical Centre and new Chief Medical Director of the Teaching Hospital, Dr Oluwole Ige explained that the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu pronounced the establishment of the Teaching Hospital in December 2017  and appointed him acting CMD in March 2018 as part of his effort to establish the teaching hospital. 


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He disclosed that the seven facilities which are; Trauma and Surgical Center, Kidney Care Center, Mother and Child Hospital, State Specialist Hospital Ondo, State Specialist Hospital  Akure, Millenium Eye Center and Dental headquarters in Akure have been collapsed to form the Teaching Hospital which is a prerequisite for accreditation of the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) 
Dr. Ige added that the first set of intake of UNIMED are in 400 level and are due for clinicals, so of a necessity, the state had to put in place a Teaching Hospital for training of the students and for research purposes.


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Dr Adegbenro with Dr Niran Ikuomola 

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