EKSUTH Not Comatose – CMD

EKSUTH CMD, Prof. Olabanji

…….Faults reports of high mortality rate, static operations

The Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) said the report
filtered around as published by one indigenous Newspaper on its online platform that the Health Centre is struggling with high mortality rate, static operations, corruption, among others is far from the truth.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Hospital, Professor Kayode Olabanji who stated this while addressing journalists on Friday at a press conference in Ado-Ekiti. said the Health Centre is neither working statically nor in a comatose situation as claimed by the Newspaper.

He added that the Hospital has overcome most of its previous challenges since the inception of Governor Biodun Oyebanji.

The CMD said Governor Oyebanji has approved the payment of hazard allowance to all categories of workers, both clerical and non-clerical.

Prof. Olabanji added that the Governor has been also paying contributory pension scheme fund for health workers regularly and has promised to renovate and improve internal structures by giving out fund to the Hospital before the end of 2023, among other.

His words, “This is to tell the general public that EKSUTH is not in a comatose situation as reported by one Newspaper.

“EKSUTH does not experience high rate mortality, we are not static , we are moving forward and getting better.

“The mortality rate in the Hospital is comparable to any similar Hospital in Nigeria. This serious allegation is uncalled for and there is no basis for it.

“Early in May, Governor Biodun Oyebanji approved payment of hazard to all categories of workers, both clerical and non-clerical.

“He has helped us with contributory pension scheme fund and he has been paying on monthly basis.”

The CMD also commended the state governor over the successful inauguration of Independent Power Project (IPP), which according to him, has helped the Hospital from struggling with humongous price of diesel.

On Staff welfare, he noted that promotion arrears of about four years has been conducted while the one for 2023 will be completed before the end of the year.

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