In less than one week after the Executive Chairman of Owan West Local Government Area, Hon. Frank Ilaboya carried out on-the-spot assessment of the Primary Healthcare Centres in the local government, two philanthropists have donated state of the art medical equipments to Owan West Local Government Primary Healthcare Centres with a view of meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
The two philanthropists are, Dr. Vincent Ahonkhai, former Vice President GSK (United States of America ) and Edekin Aigbidion.
The medical equipments and consumables which include Kidney Dish, Immunization Electric Cooler, Immunization Kerosene Cooler, Baby Weighing Scale, examination gloves, Theatre Caps and other equipments were donated in a well attended ceremony organized by the local government council which held at Michael Imoudu Comprehensive Healthcare Centre, Sabongidda-Ora, Edo State.
However, the medical donation ceremony had in attendance the Utebi of Iuleha, HRH Samuel Dogo and Chief (Prof.) Bright Aisiku, the Arah of Evbiobe and the Oje of Ora elect.
The ceremony also had the Vice Chairman of the Council, Hon. Moses Mayah, Secretary to Local Government, Hon. Iruobe Odion, members of the Legislative Arm and Supervisory Councillors in attendance.
The Representative of the GSK donor, Professor Ewan Alufohai, ex Ag. Vice Chancellor Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma urged the Healthcare Centres to make judicious use of the medical facilities. He described the donated items as medical equipments customized from Belgium. " The equipments we are handing over to you were customized from Belgium. What we have here are equipments powered by kerosene. With this, we can encourage good storage system.", Prof. Alufohai noted.
The Executive Chairman of the local government , Hon. Frank Ilaboya thanked the donors for the kind gesture. " I want to thank you on behalf of PHC Owan West. We have to take healthcare very seriously. The Primary Healthcare Centres should should make productive use of these equipments." Hon. Ilaboya added.
The Executive Chairman also commended the Irrua Teaching Hospital for a wonderful partnership so far.
Prof. E. Efediyi, HOD O&G at Irrua Teaching Hospital (ISTH) represented the Chief Medical Director. He expressed appreciation to the Council Chairman and assured the Council of a more favourable partnership ahead.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of the medical equipments by the representative of GSK United States of America, Prof. Ewan Alufohai to the Local Government Primary Healthcare Centre.