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Oyo Assembly Orders Removal of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital’s CMD

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By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan

The Oyo State House of Assembly has urged Governor Abiola Ajimobi to, as a matter of urgency, appoint a new Chief Medical Director (CMD) for the Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH) over what it described as morbid state of the teaching hospital.

This was the resolution of the state’s House of Assembly on Thursday, during its plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Hon. Michael Adeyemo.

In an 8-page report presented by the Chairman, Ad-Hoc Committee, Hon. Segun Ajanaku, the teaching hospital CMD’s failing health hindered proper supervision and good management of the hospital, adding that his duration of tenure as the CMD was not indicated in his letter of appointment.

During the committee’s findings according to Ajanaku, some of the equipment paid for by the immediate-past government in the state were not installed, pointing out that the hospital only succeeded in funding the installation of some of the equipment to keep the hospital running.

“In August 2010, the state government, because of the urgency to complete the projects which have dragged for so long decided to terminate all contracts on the projects. The termination was attributed to poor performance and failure to deliver on schedule. A task force coordinated by Eng. A.K Ahmadu was set up to complete the projects. However, the task force was unable to fulfil its mandate,” the committee chairman stated.

He noted that the environment of the hospital had been unclean for so long, adding that the hospital had been running on revolving funds.

In his prayers, Hon. Ajanaku urged the state government tp put necessary machinery in motion for the completion of the projects at the teaching hospital, while calling on the executive arm again to make funds available for the contractors to complete the projects.

Similarly, the lawmaker further urged the executive arm to release fund for the completion of the dedicated dam which he said, was about 90% completed for the benefit of the hospital and the host community.

In another development, during the plenary, a motion was moved on the need to split the 33 local government areas in the state into local council development authorities (LCDAs) for effective grassroots development.

The mover of the motion, Hon. Peter Oyetunji, representing Surulere/Ogo-Oluwa, urged the state government to take proactive measures on the motion, while noting that the rate of population growth is far greater than the rate of economic growth, stressing that the present system of local government administration in the state could not effectively bring about the desired development at the grassroots.

“Communities that constitute present day local government areas are so numerous that most of them do not feel the presence of the administration. In view of that development, there is need to split the local government,” he stated.

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