The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content and 2023 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin on Tuesday inaugurated Multi-billion naira 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital in Oyo Central Senatorial District.
The three-term senator was joined by Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, Hon. (Mrs.) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire; and Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital – Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo to inaugurate the project.
Folarin in his remarks, said that he facilitated the project to relief UCH – the only federal tertiary health institution in Oyo State in the area of qualitative healthcare of women and children in Oyo Central Senatorial District.
According to him, “the 100-bed Mother and Child hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including operating theatres, recovery rooms, private and general wards, scanning room, consultation rooms and laboratory, ultra-scan machine, vacuum extractor delivery set and an Emergency Cart with full compliments. The advanced medical facility also has quarters for doctors and other medical personnel”.
“The project was made possible through office of the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on SDGs. Therefore, for and on behalf of the good people of Oyo Central Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, I extend most sincerest gratitude to Mr. President and H.E Hon. (Mrs.) Orelope-Adefulire for the consideration and successful completion of the project”.
“The healthcare facility will be operational as soon as members of management board are appointed”.
Folarin thanked the people of Oyo Central for giving him the opportunity to represent them in the red chamber on three different occasions. He also thanked APC leaders and members in Oyo State for the opportunity to fly the ticket of the party in 2019 and 2023 elections.
Speaking during the inauguration, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire noted that the project is a strategic intervention directly linked to the achievement of SDG-3 on ‘Quality Health and Well-being for all’ as well as other cross-cutting SDGs. She lauded Senator Folarin for high level of dedication and commitment to ensure the project was approved by Mr. President and completed before his tenure lapses as a federal lawmaker.
Prof. Jesse Otegbayo described the project as first of its kind to be facilitated by a lawmaker in the State. According to the professor of medicine, the medical facility is a world-standard and everlasting legacy of Senator Folarin.