Okitipupa (Ondo State) – No fewer than 50 beds and pillows have been donated by Omowa Club of Ikale land to the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Benson Akindeju, President of the club, presented the materials to Dr Richard Ikuemelo, Deputy Chief Medical Director of the hospital, on Tuesday.
He said the donation was part of the club’s social responsibility, adding that the club had been doing this over the years.
“We feel the hospital needs very clean bed sheets because we had once visited here and I didn’t feel very comfortable with what I saw.
“We observed that the hospital can make do with clean pillow cases and bed sheets, so that the patients can lay comfortably on their beds, hence this timely and prompt donation,’’ Akindeju said.
He disclosed that the gesture would be extended to all the other general hospitals in Ikale land.
He said the club has experts and professionals who would ensure that Ikale land gets its pride of place in the scheme of things in the state.
Dr Gbenga Ayodele, a member of club, also assyured that they would soon embark on some developmental projects for the benefit of Ikale indigenes.
“It is a very germane responsibility to make the hospital comfortable because the hospital is the last hope of a sick man,’’ he said.
Receiving the items, Ikuemelo commended the kind gesture of Omowa Club members, describing it as a good step in the right direction.
He said they have shown concern that they love their people and it was a gesture worth emulating by other clubs in the land.
Other members of the club that accompanied Akindeju at the event were Dr Ayodele, Prince Teju Emoruwa, Chief Iwayemi Ilesanmi and Mr Stephen Fasawe. (NAN)