CIDL advocates infrastructural development in hospitals
* Commends LUTH on advancement in quality service delivery, revamp of facilities
In a bid to improve quality health care delivery and better the lot of Nigerians, the Centre for Intervention Development and Leadership (CIDL), the organisers of the Amity Awards, has advocated support for infrastructural development in the health sector.
CIDL is a platform dedicated to inspiring and complementing positive initiatives, encourage good governance, engender hope and recognise exemplary service, to reinforce good behaviour in the benefiting institutions.
Chief Executive Officer of CIDL, Solomon Alao, in at a press conference, last week, in Lagos, said the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, will be the special guest at the maiden annual Amity Awards and Benefit event scheduled for October 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos.
According to the group, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi Araba will be the focal institution this year due to their immense strides and achievements recorded by the current management of the institution.
Alao commended LUTH for its advancement in the rendering quality healthcare in Lagos and to the nation at large.
Alao said LUTH Amity Awards and fundraising ceremony is to celebrate the journey, the personalities who have been instrumental in the journey and inadvertently, the destination thus far.
Alao said: “The management of the facility has put in tremendous effort and took proactive steps to partner with Corporate Nigeria and High net worth individuals (HNIs) in a bid to revamp their facilities through donations, endowments and projects or programmes.”
He pointed out laudable project, which had been executed by the management. Some of which are: The independent power project which was built to generate 3.48 megawatts of power to supply uninterrupted electricity to the facility; the rehabilitation of the abandoned water treatment plant which now dispense 40,000 gallons per hour water treatment plant among others; the LUTH Surgical Skills Training Centre: adjudged as the biggest and best in Africa which has trained over 600 Nigerian doctors in the past two years in laparoscopy, endoscopy, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, among others.
Alao stressed that the award would encourage government owned hospitals and its workers to adopt a positive attitude in healthcare delivery and in turn provide adequate services to the majority of the people.
He said every year a beneficiary institution as the case maybe or as resources permit would be considered for this award.
“The Amity Awards is a platform dedicated to inspiring and complementing positive initiatives, encourage good governance, engender hope and improve the health care sector by giving awards to deserving institutes.
“Every year, the Annual Amity Awards will focus on a beneficiary Institution or beneficiaries, helping raise awareness for their partnership needs. As the platform grows, it may introduce many more innovations to promote its ideals.” he said.
He noted that the award would include fund raising to cater for the rising demand for qualitative health services in the health sector.
Alao, who was delivered at LUTH, dismissed any consideration of this programme as a publicity stunt by him or his group stating that his experiences on health issues over the years has created an obsession to positive change in the health sector.
He added: “The aim of this approach is not to assume the responsibilities of government or usurp its ownership of the health facilities, rather seeking to complement governments efforts, leveraging on existing frameworks to attract development partnership through citizen action and participation.”
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