The Executive Vice Chairman of IHMS, Mr Remi Olowude, who was represented at the presentation ceremony in Osogbo by Dr Michael Ogunkoya, said that the company decided to make the donation with a view to compliment the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in its resolve to enhance access of the people to better healthcare.
Besides, the IHMS also donated some medical equipment including one X-ray machine to the Baptist Medical Centre, Ejigbo.
While charging the state government to provide health insurance cover for the beneficiaries of Osun State Youth Enterprises Scheme (OYES), Olowude contended that this would afford them and their dependents opportunities to have access to good healthcare services.
According to him, “ We are here today, on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the International Health Management Services (IHMS), to identify with the determined efforts of the Osun 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 join hands with 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 contributions to promoting and strengthening the ideals of the laudable healthcare delivery initiatives of the state for the benefits of the good people of Osun”, Olowude remarked.
Receiving the equipment on behalf of the state government, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Temitope Ilori commended the IHMS for the donation, assuring that the incumbent administration in the state would not rest on its oars in providing efficient medical services to the citizenry.