By Yetunde Fatungase
Four Rotary clubs in Abeokuta, Ogun, have donated some hospital supplies to Abule-Oloni Maternal Hospital in Abeokuta South Local Government area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the clubs are Rotary Club of Abeokuta Metropolitan; Rotary Club of RockCity; Rotary Club of Laderin Hilltop and Rotary Club of Ibara GRA.
Speaking at the handover of the equipment and supplies, President, Rotary Club of Abeokuta Metropolitan, Oladapo Sanni, said the gesture was one of the club’s core areas of focus, which is maternal and child health.
He noted that the donation was Rotary’s way of supporting government’s efforts in providing basic health care services to its citizens.
“We acknowledge and commend the state government’s efforts in the health sector but government alone cannot get the job done and that is why Rotary will always come in to support, so as to better the lives of the citizens,” he said.
Sanni assured members of the community and some of the nursing mothers present of a repeat performance of the donation in the nearest future.
Also speaking, Chairman, Abeokuta South Local Government, Mr Ayodele Majekodumi, represented by the Secretary to the Local Government, Mustapha Kodaolu, appreciated Rotary for the donation.
He called on other voluntary organisations to emulate the charity work of Rotary, saying there could be meaningful development in the society only when individuals and groups assisted the underprivileged.
“To be honest, I never envisaged this much from them; they have spent millions of naira to procure this items and we truly appreciate them for this,” he said.
He urged the hospital management to put the items and equipment to judicious use.
Some of the nursing mothers present at the event thanked Rotary for the donation just as they commended the club for remembering them.
Others present included the Presidents of the Rotary Club of Rockcity, Oluleke Adebiyi; Rotary Club Ibara GRA, Monayajo Adeola and Rotary Club Laderin Hilltop, Michael Agbaje.
Community leaders, religious leaders and other members of the hospital were also in attendance.
Some of the items donated are delivery kits, foams, pillows, bedsheets and pillow covers, Litman Stethoscope, circumcision set, underlays, Cironic, handwash, diapers, Accoson Sphygmomanometer, flex sign posts.
Others are BP Apparatus, Glucometer, Drape/exam sheets, gloves, face masks, packs of cotton wool, and methylated spirit, donated to Rotary by Biofem Pharmaceuticals. (NAN)(www.nannew.ng)
Edited by Folasade Adeniran