NO EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY AT LASUTH - CMD
By Chioma Obinna
Lagos-The management of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, yesterday, denied reports that the hospital was under threat by epileptic power supply, saying the hospital has 90 per cent electricity supplies at all times.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has earmarked N180 million to upgrade electricity supply at the hospital.
Chief Medical Director of the institution, Prof. David Oke, who addressed newsmen in Lagos, said LASUTH had never operated with a torch light.
Oke decried what he said was a mere rumour aimed at misleading the public to believe that LASUTH was operating in total darkness without functional and stable power supply.
He said: 'It is the policy of LASUTH to have uninterrupted power supply and without gainsaying, we have prioritised the provision of adequate electricity over the years, and we are bound by our policy to sustain it.'
He listed measures taken by the institution to ensure uninterrupted power supply, adding that already, Governor Babatunde Fashola had set in motion, the process that would address the old cables which he said, will gulp about N180 million.
The project, he explained, is being handled directly by the Lagos State Electricity Board.
He said, 'In the nearest foreseeable future, all cabling and general over- hauling of the generators would have been met. LASUTH is also in the process of getting a dedicated line from Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN.'