The University College Hospital (UCH) has lauded the support of Chief Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State to ensure two new patients’ lifts are installed in the hospital to support patient care and services.
Professor Temitope Alonge, during a media tour, stated that the payments of the new lifts was to spread over a period of three years since there was no fund to buy outrightly.
He stated that the hospital’s nine lifts had broken down due to old age and lack of spare parts to repair, adding “this had only been made possible because of Kystal Laurel Limited under the chairmanship of Otunba Gbenga Daniel who bailed the UCH by allowing us to make instalment payment.”
Alonge, who said the lifts would be officially commissioned during the hospital’s 60th anniversary celebration, said they were connected to UPS and air conditioning systems to ensure patients do not get trapped inside due to power outage.
He said the hospitals lift operators were also to be retrained to handle these lifts since they were different from the old ones they were before operating.
Alonge, however, assured that four other lifts would be replaced once the hospital has the funds, stressing “these lifts, for now, are strictly for patients.”