HEALTH: Osun Increases LAUTECH Teaching Hospital’s Funding

waleTHE Government of the State of Osun has jerked up funding to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Osogbo from N1.6 billion to over N2 billion; an increment of 375 per cent when compared to what it used to be for seven and half years under the PDP administration.

The state Commissioner for Finance Wale Bolorunduro, stated this in a statement issued and signed, copy of which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo.

He explained that the hospital has consequently developed an operational drug manufacturing plant; a dental department as well as its own oxygen plant.

He declared that the hospital has passed all the necessary accreditation tests which culminated in its award as one of the best teaching hospitals in West Africa.

While noting that there has been an improvement in the working relationship, Bolorunduro assured that the teaching hospital will continue to receive remarkable support from the current administration in the state.

The commissioner hinted that while the erstwhile government gave a total sum of N1billion to the hospital for capital developments and accreditations in seven and half years, Aregebsola has given N2 billion to the hospital under three years of the administration.

He said further that there has been significant increase in the subventions to the hospital to take care of the salaries, running costs, maintenance, adding that Aregbesola has shown more commitment and passion in spreading the lean earnings of state to the cover such significant mileage.

According to him, “under Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s three-year old administration, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo has witnessed an increase in funding from N1.6 billion to over N6 billion, a 375 per cent increase when compared with a seven and half year period under the Osun PDP rule.

“In fact, while the erstwhile government of Osun PDP gave a total sum of N1billion to the hospital for capital developments and accreditations in seven and half years, Ogbeni Aregbesola has given N2 billion to the hospital under the three years of its administration.”

“There has been significant increase in the subventions to take care of the salaries, running costs, maintenance, etc. Show me where your money is and I just know where your heart is kept: Aregbesola has shown commitment and passion in spreading the thin earnings of Osun to cover such significant mileage.

“Under the administration of Ogbeni Aregbesola, the teaching hospital located in Osogbo has developed an operational drug manufacturing plant, a dental department as well as its own oxygen plant. The teaching hospital has passed all the necessary accreditation tests and certified. It recently won award as one of the best teaching hospitals in West Africa. Over there in Ibadan, there are signs that things will pick up soon, but until then, the efforts of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola should not be lost on the citizenry or eclipsed by the clouds of the rainy day.”

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