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Ife/Modakeke war: Hospital groan under financial crisis

BY KOLA OLABISI, Osogbo

THE last Ife/Modakeke crisis is taking its toll on the Adventist Health International Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, as over N5 million expended on the victims of the communal crisis is adversely affecting the finances of the hospital.

This was stated by the Executive Director of the hospital, Tayo Odeyemi, during a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, in his office in Osogbo, the state capital.

Odeyemi, who solicited the support of the state government in offsetting the N5 million spent on the victims of the crisis, added that the hospital was confronted with problems which could be solved by the government.

The executive director said the hospital was finding it difficult to pay its workers salaries, adding that the government should consider it for aid in areas of regular subvention and provision of drugs for the needy patients.

Odeyemi, who led the principal officers of the hospital management to the governor, invited him to visit the hospital soon to see at first hand some of the problems confronting the hospital.

He explained that some of the victims of the communal crisis who had been treated by the hospital had evaded payment by running away.

Oyinlola, in his response enjoined the management of the hospital to pray for his administration to accomplish his set goals promised the people of the state during the last electioneering.

While promising the determination of his government to prioritise health-related projects in the state, he said, “our actions will be within the limited resources that is available to us.”