An Alumnus of Olabisi Onabanjo University, College of Health Sciences, Dr. Olamidotun Sobande of the 1997 set, had donated some medical equipment to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu and the University Directorate of Health Services, Main Campus, Ago-Iwoye The event took place on Friday, 28th December, 2018 in Sagamu, at the office of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Teaching Hospital, Dr. Peter Adefuye.
A Laryngoscope and three sets of Nebulizer were donated to OOUTH for the training of medical students while, two sets of Nebulizer went to the University Directorate of Health Services, to assist in patients’ management.
The CMD OOUTH, Dr. Peter Adefuye and the Acting Director, University Health Services, Dr. (Mrs.) Tosin Ogunbowale, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, appreciated the donor for his benevolent gesture to his Alma Mata and appealed to other medical graduates of the University to take a cue from the gesture of Dr. Olamidotun Sobande in order to raise the bar of medical practice and teaching in the University. The Ag. Director of the University Health Services further explained that the Nebulizer is a very important equipment in the management of acute asthmatic attack, cystic fibrosis, COPD and other respiratory diseases which would be very useful for treating patients at the University Health Centre.
On his part, the CMD OOUTH specifically appealed to the Medical Alumni of the University in the country and those in the diaspora, to help in equipping the hospital library in readiness for the next accreditation exercise by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) so that the growth of the University Medical School and the health status of Nigerians especially, Ogun State citizens can be enhanced.
Responding, Dr. Sobamde appreciated the encomium showered on him by the University and the Teaching Hospital for his modest support and reiterated that he was inspired to give back because of the quality training that he received from this world class University (OOU), which prepared the foundation of his successful medical practice in the United States of America (USA). Dr. Sobamde is an Attending Physician in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine in three different Teaching Hospitals in the USA and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University of Medicine.
Present at the event was the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Dr. (Mrs.) Bunmi Fatugase and other hospital functionaries.