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Electricity Bill becoming burdensome – LUTH

Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, has stated that electricity bill is becoming burdensome on the hospital management.

He revealed plans of the hospital’s management to explore an alternative source of power supply, especially solar power to reduce the bill.

The CMD stated this during a press conference to herald his one year in office.

“The second issue which is biting very hard on all the hospitals including LUTH, you know in the last six years we had uninterrupted power but the bill is becoming burdensome.”

He expressed confidence that the federal government will come to the hospital’s aid but stressed that the management will not commission new projects until the installation of solar power.

“We have cried to the federal government and help is near I believe. However, we need to diversify. We have abandoned the natural sunlight that we all have and as a management many of our facilities are going to be equipped with solar power and I can assure that all the new structures that are coming up in LUTH, we are not going to commission them until we have Solar power as additional power source,” he said.

He assured the management’s commitment to execute the mandate of the federal government by improving the country’s health care and Promoting Medical Industrialisation.

“The present administration of LUTH under my leadership will continue to partner with the leadership of the FMOH&SW and contribute our own quota towards achieving the laudable 4- point agenda,” he said.

He expressed worry that lack of research has been one of the major issues affecting staff of the hospital, saying that the management has established a research grants committee for resident doctors for part II research projects.

“LUTH management established a Research Grants Committee for Resident Doctors for part II research projects. Efforts are ongoing to establish a Research Foundation to enhance the research capacity of the institution.

“To increase capacity of staff especially in relation to training and research, the management has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Organizations within and outside the country,” he said.

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