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Being the Speech Delivered By Dr Akindele Ajayi at the Official Commissioning of the Osogbo Central Hospital, Osun State. Saving Life first With The Notion That All lives Are Sacred.
Your Excellency, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Honourable Members Invited Special Guests, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen!
It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Official Commissioning of the Osogbo Central Hospital.
Few years ago, while keen on getting a motto for the hospital, We prayed and sought God's Galde. Behold the outcome is "GOD OUR PILLAR AND STRENGTH!" So today, as we return all glory and honor to our Pillar, wa thankful that God Almighty has always been our strength.
Osogbo Central Hospital a.k.a. OCH came into existence on the 1st of June 2015, as Oke Baale Central Hospital in a 3-bedroom apartment. During the first week, we shouldered all the duties required professionals, para-professionals and janitors because we had no single staff. While I was the driver the gateman and the Doctor; my wife was the Cleaner, the Nurse, the Record Officer and also a Doctor. Eventually our workforce expanded when we hired a cleaner and three Nurses.
By 2017, we conceived a bigger idea and changed the nomenclature from Oke Baale Central Hospital to OSOGBO CENTRAL HOSPITAL.
As a group specialist hospital that is accredited by Osun state government, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Osun Health Insurance Agency (OHIA) and all Health Maintenance Organizations (HMD we believe that lives are sacred and that every patient deserves to be happy through accessible, affordable and prompt healthcare services.
As the English poet, Leigh Hunt stated "The groundwork for all happiness is good health." In 2018, foundation of this 50 bedded ultra-modern facility was laid, and by the special grace of God the building w completed and we moved into it on the 1st of September 2021.
Like every establishment that is committed to the success and continuous development of humanity, w a lot of challenges but through faith in God, diligence, and hard work, we have been able to sustain the facilities, add modern equipment and improve on our services.
Our vision is to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees; the best in healthcare for our communities, In terms of facilities, equipment and personnel; dedicated to provide excellent healthcare services that are patient-centered; and sustainably ensure high quality services that are user-friendly and always available.
Building on this, our mission as demonstrated over the past few years, through our exceptional staff and facilities, is saving lives; patient-centered at all times; unique healthcare services that are of high quality readily accessible, cost-effective, meet the need of immediate communities, Osun State and Nigeria af large; and consistently use innovative approach to follow the pursuit of excellence in the sector, for the health and wellbeing of individuals and families.
Over these years, OCH has become a sought-after and one-stop medical institution with over 100 staff and state- of-the-art equipment, providing 24-hours services in areas of Family Medicine; General Medicine; General Surgery; Psychiatry: Ultrasound Scan; Digital X-ray: Dental Orthopantogram (OPG); Ophthalmology: Dental Services with orthodontic care; Special Care Baby's Unit: Dialysis for Kidney therapy: Intensive Care Unit for critically-ill patients, ECG, ECHO, Physiotherapy, Gym, standby ambulance services with transport ventilator and life-support and 24 hours uninterrupted power supply.
Your Excellency Sir, we understand that cardinal to your five-point agenda is your commitment to "work hard to improve the education and health sector while taking care of infrastructures." It gladdens us all at OCH to hear during your inauguration and quote, that: "We will improve the working conditions of health workers and expand the coverage of our Health Insurance Scheme."
We are glad to let you know that as an accredited institution by the NHIA and OHIA, we have over 2,500 enrollees of the Osun Health Insurance Agency (OHIA) in our hospital whom we give premium and wholistic care to promptly.
While we pray to God to strengthen you as you bring giant strides to our beloved Osun State, be rest assured, Mr Governor that we are committed to ensuring that your agenda In the health sector comes to fruition, as OCH will continue to support all beneficial initiatives to give our people and community quality healthcare services always.
In all, we are thankful to Almighty God for guiding our steps so far on this journey. We specially show our deep appreciation to our biological parents. Although we lost our two in 2020, Late Pa Jonathan Ishala Ajayi and Late Dr. Ishaq Abimboye Opakunle, our love for them never wanes and we still miss them so much.
To our beautiful mothers, Mrs Abigail Abiola Ajayi and Mrs Oluranti Opakunle, we say thank you for all prayers, fasting, and valuable counsels.ki e pe fun wa ó!
We are also thankful to our spiritual fathers and mothers at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and the Chapel of Salvation family.
To our great and wonderful teachers from our days in medical school till date, our journey wouldn't have been this smooth without you; hence, we say: God bless you.
Special appreciation to our Royal Fathers, especially The Ataoja of Osogbo Land and Olujude of Ido-Ekiti, We say a big thank you, for your support and prayers all the time. Adé ápe lori
To our special boss for life, Dr Sakiru Adelaja of Amazing Grace Hospital Ijebu-Ode, you are wonderful and we cannot thank you enough for the teachings and tutorials. You are simply amazing and the best!
And to our mentor, Dr Afolabi of Emmanuel Hospital, Osogbo, we also thank you for everything.
To the entire family of Ajayi and Opakunle, we love you and cherish every gesture.
To our colleagues and friends, we appreciate you all for your kindness.
Finally, to our highly esteemed staff, both past and present, thanks for believing in our dream and being with us all through, We are not resting on our oars and believe that with all of you, the sky is never going to be a limit.
To all and sundry, Osogbo Central Hospital is grateful and here for you all!
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