The management of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan says the teaching hospital is now better positioned for the COVID-19 as well as post COVID-19 era.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo disclosed this while featuring on a live programme on the Space FM 90.1 station in Ibadan.
Prof. Otegbayo pointed out that the hospital has trained and retrained its personnel to handle the situation in this period and also in readiness for the post COVID-19 era.
He said further that lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic had challenged the hospital to look beyond and plan for the future.
The CMD also reiterated the smooth relationship between the UCH and the Oyo State Government in the fight against the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the stockpile of personal protective equipment was increased by the donation from the Oyo State Secretariat of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The organization recently donated hand washing soap and sanitizers to the hospital. The CMD expressed the hospital’s sincere appreciation to NYSC whilst encouraging other well-meaning organisations to donate to the cause of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, the CMD has congratulated Nurses, and Midwives in the hospital, Nigeria and the world over on this year’s International week of Nurses and Midwives describing them as a vital segment in the healthcare delivery system.
We are glad to inform the public that for over one week running, the hospital has not recorded any new case of COVID-19.
The University College Hospita said it will continue to render excellent care and services to all our patients. The Hospital equally enjoins everyone to adhere to the required infection prevention and control measures prescribed by the WHO and the NCDC, such as physical distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers & face masks. We will continue to update the public accordingly.