The cancer diagnostic centre being constructed by the Ekiti State government named Funmi Olayinka Cancer Diagnostic Centre, will become operational in October, the acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe, has disclosed.
Dr Ogundipe, who made this known while briefing newsmen in Ado Ekiti said work on the Mammogram Centre built in memory of the late deputy governor of the state, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka, who died of cancer, was about 60 per cent complete, pointing out that it would be ready in October.
Dr Ogundipe said the overall intention of the centre was to bring healthcare closer to the people of the state, saying it was also targeted at creating awareness of cancer among the populace as part of the items on the eight-point agenda of the state government.
He said the new management of the hospital would work hard to continue to bring improved health services to the people of Ekiti State, saying among the new innovations was “morning and afternoon clinics so that our consultants can have adequate time for our patients.”
He added that the hospital would soon construct “a patients pavillion for the comfort of our patients as it will have conveniences,” adding that “we want to improve the clinic areas and also create more rooms for out-patients.”
The acting CMD said while the teaching hospital was being repositioned to achieve its aim of training and building a formidable organisation for research purposes, he thanked Governor Kayode Fayemi for improving the hospital, saying “I’m sure in a short time the people would begin to see more of the plans of the governor for them.”