The Ooni of Ile Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has promised to build a multi million Naira Chemotherapy Centre in partnership with other donors from the United States of America at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
This , he said was to improve infrastructure and services at the international acclaimed teaching hospital.
In a statement by the hospital ‘s Senior Public Relation Officer Toye Akinrinlola said Oba Ogunwusi made the promise on Tuesday 15 September 2020 when the Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo paid a courtesy visit to the palace of the Ooni.
According to the traditional ruler, the rising cases of cancer in Nigeria calls for concern and action from all well meaning individuals and Corporate Organisations in the country, saying that the visit of the CMD has shown the seriousness attached to the project and the avowed interest of the management of UCH to enhancing healthcare delivery in the hospital.
He lauded the CMD and the entire management of the Hospital for the good works being done in the treatment of patients that come to the hospital, and charged them to remain consistent in the quest to improve the condition of the Hospital.
Earlier, the CMD, Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo appreciated the traditional ruler for his continued support to his administration.
Professor Otegbayo stated that it had become imperative for the management of the Hospital to approach high networth individuals in Nigeria to assist in taking the UCH to an enviable height, adding that he is determined to improve on tripartite functions of the Hospital which are training, research and services.