BY GANIYU AGBELUSI
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the General Hospital, Idanre, Ondo State will soon start eye surgery.
A visit to the hospital revealed that the Operating microscope that would be needed to perform the eye surgeries were being awaited from abroad and were expected to arrive in the next three weeks.
The arrival of the sophisticated operating equipment would help in quickly giving succour to about fifty eye patients that were awaiting surgical attention.
The Eye Clinic and some other structures like the Emergency Department, the new Mortuary Unit, Chest Clinic and Ante Natal Clinic were commissioned officially in March, 2020 by the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro.
Meanwhile, the Ultra Modern Operating Theatre being built by the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Kayode Omishogbon had been roofed.
Speaking with Positive Fm, Dr Omisogbon thanked God for the giant strides that the hospital was recording in recent time and expressed optimism that the ultra modern operating theatre under construction may be fully operational by October this year as against the earlier projection of March 2021
The project is being funded by both the CMD, government and Idanre Community.
While the theatre is being built from Dr Omisogbon’s personal resources, government is handling the maternity Ward and Idanre Community funding the construction of the Children Ward.
When Positive Fm visited the site of the projects, work was already on going on the walkway to connect the various sections and departments of the hospital while there was also a new extension around the General Outpatient Department to cater for adequate social distancing measure against COVID -19.
One of the donors to the hospital project and Member, Ondo State House of Assembly, representing Idanre Local Government, Hon. Festus Akingbaso expressed delight with the spate of work on the project.
An Community Health Practitioner Mrs Doris Daso, commended the chief medical director of the general hospital, Dr Omisogbon for his efforts at repositioning the health facility for effective service delivery.