Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Mar 14, 2019
Rotary International, District 9110 and two Rotary clubs in the district has reached out to Oworonsoki Primary Health centre in Kosofe Local Governemnt Area of Lagos state by donating medical equipment and consumables to the Centre.
Although this is not the first time Rotary club will be donating to the Centre but this happens to be the first donation of the club to the centre after the centre was renovated. Items donated to the centre include drugs, Television set, GOtv decoder, washing machine, chairs, cabinet, and generator, among other items.
In his welcome address at the donation ceremony held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the District Governor, Kola Sodipo stated, “I am aware that the two clubs have over the years donated several items to this health institution. We are aware that our government continues to expend in different sectors but such expenses cannot oversee all our needs; that is why the Rotary club has decided to compliment the effort of the government.”
Speaking further, the District Governor said, “This Rotary year, we have decided that 16 health centres scattered across Lagos will be supported in diverse areas where they need help. We came here for needs assessment and we were given a list of needed items by the centre which we are handing over to them today.
“I thank the president of both Rotary Club of Gbagada and Rotary Club of Gbagada South, as well as the management of the health centre and the state primary health care board”, he added.
The Medical Officer of Health with Kosofe local government, Mrs Oguntuase Adenike, while addressing everyone present said, “Oworonsoki Primary Health Centre is one of the oldest of the three Primary Health Centres in the Local Government Area. We can see that it has just been newly renovated and this is the first donation after the renovation.
“We thank the Rotary club for this donation. We have been in partnership for a while. As you can see, the chairs on the high table were donated by the Rotary club. We want to promise you that just as you have come here today, seated on the chair you donated several years ago, you will come back years later, and meet the equipment you have donated today in good condition”, She said.
“All the drugs will be administered to the patients for free and all these items will be properly utilized, nothing will be vandalized”, she further said.
The Supervisor, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Kosofe Local Government Area, Mrs Owolabi Funmilayo who was present at the donation ceremony, noted that the donation will further enhance the availability of drugs in the centre and longevity of life.
Also present at the event was the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics with the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Balogun Temitope who represented the Permanent Secretary.
In her remark, Mrs Balogun said, “We are used to working with the Rotary club in terms of polio eradication. I was with the District Governor at the club’s donation to Badore Primary Health Centre yesterday. These items are here for the use of the people and not for personal use.
“They have done their part by providing these items, it is left for us to do our part by making sure the items serve the purpose they are meant for and also sustained”, she said.
The Bashorun of Oworonsoki Kingdom, Chief Jelily Lawal represented the Oloworo of Oworonsoki, HRM Oba Oloruntoyin Saliu at the event.
Also present were leaders and members of Rotary Club of Gbagada and Rotary Club of Gbagada South among which include the Immediate Past District Governor who is also a member of Rotary Club of Gbagada South, Dr. Wale Ogunbadejo.