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By Lere Olayinka

In a matter of days, a multi million naira Haemo-Dialysis Center donated to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital will be put to use as installation of the equipment has been completed.

Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti and made available to journalists today that the Haemo-Dialysis Center, which comprise of a treatment room, haemo-dialysis machine, consultant room, administrative office, patient waiting room, staff Lounge, modern borehole, 15 KVA generator and a water treatment system among other state-of-the-art facilities would soon be commissioned by the State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni.

He said Governor Oni, who expressed appreciation to the MTN Nigeria Foundation for choosing the UTH, Ado-Ekiti as one of the beneficiaries of the 12 Haemodialysis Centres being established in hospitals in the country for the support of people living with kidney disease, described the gesture as recognition of his administration's commitment to qualitative health care delivery in the State.

“Our resolve to give priority attention to qualitative health care in the State is borne out of the fact that it is only a healthy people that can produce wealth,” Oni said.

He called on other corporate organisations, especially GSM operators to emulate the MTN by giving back to the society where they operate, saying; “MTN has shown greater commitment to using part of its resources to uplift the society and I commend the organisation. Other corporate organisations, especially GSM operators should also emulate MTN by giving back to the State.”

Meanwhile, the management of the Teaching Hospital has taken delivery of a brand new Peugeot Expert Ambulance fitted with modern health care facility while work is also going on at the site of the multi-million naira extension building of the Accident and the Emergency Unit of the Teaching Hospital.

Ojo-Lanre said the Accident and the Emergency Unit would be due for commissioning before the end of the year, adding that the contractors have only three months to deliver the keys to the management.