IHMS (IHMS) Executive Vice Chairman Remi Olowude was represented by Dr. Michael Ogunkoya at the presentation ceremony in Osogbo, the state capital, where the equipment were handed over to the Commissioner for Health, Mrs. Temitope Ilori.
Olowude said the company decided to support the government because of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s vision in health care delivery.
He urged the government to provide health insurance cover for beneficiaries of the Osun State Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES).
Olowude said: “We are here today on behalf of the board, management and staff of IHMS to identify with the determined efforts of the state government to provide the highest level of health and wellness for the generality of the people.
“We have noted with much delight the commitment of this administration to the laudable vision of making the state the medical tourism capital of Nigeria and Africa.
“It is our desire, as a responsive corporate citizen, to support the government to make its dream come true. It is in furtherance of this goal that we are presenting this medical equipment to the government as part of our contribution to promoting its laudable healthcare delivery initiatives for the benefit of the good people of Osun.
“Your Excellency can rest assured that in your journey towards making the state a model, IHMS shall continue to walk the path of good corporate citizenship as your ally and reliable partner in progress. Towards this end, we will appreciate an opportunity to implement for the state a promising health insurance plan that will complement your current integrated healthcare system and which will be one of the major legacies of your administration.”
Mrs. Ilori thanked the company and assured it that the equipment would be put to good use.
She said the government was renovating nine state hospitals in the nine federal constituencies, nine comprehensive health centres across the state and two primary health centres in each council.
Mrs. Ilori listed the achievements of the administration in the health sector to include the provision of 50 ambulances strategically positioned to help accident victims and the completion of a trauma centre at the State Hospital in Osogbo.
The equipment include X-ray machines, theatre tables and surgical lamps, among others.