A multi-million naira lithotripsy machine given to the urology unit of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) by philanthropist Mr. Idowu Obasa has been put into service.
Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi praised Obasa for his thoughtful work and said the donated item would improve the state’s ability to provide good healthcare.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the donor gave LASUTH a holding bay, Prof. According to Abayomi, who also disclosed that the donor has consistently supported the state government’s efforts to enhance the health sector.
The Health Commissioner thanked the donor for his compassion and efforts to enhance the health of Lagosians and urged other good Nigerians to imitate the good work and assist the current government in infrastructure development.
Chief Medical Director of LASUTH Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamawo further added that the presentation of the machine has resulted in the hospital being elevated as LASUTH is now the only public hospital in Nigeria to own it.
Pro. Fabamvo expressed gratitude on behalf of LASUTH personnel and requested similar contributions from other beneficiaries in the nation. He also pledged that the hospital would ensure that the donated lithotripsy machine is used for the benefit of the citizens of the state.
Dr. Adeola Badmas, Head of the Department of Urology at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, also delivered a speech during which he said that the gadget will help the department’s ability to perform procedures accurately and accurately.
In his statement, Obasa told how many years ago he was treated for lithotripsy in India. He made sure to emphasize how this treatment inspired him to provide the equipment to LASUTH.
The donor also expressed his gratitude to all the medical professionals in Lagos and Nigeria for their commitment to provide better healthcare to the residents.
LASUTH Board Chairman, Dr. Richardson Ajayi, is one of the dignitaries present at the function.