OYOGist.com has learned that the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has called on Nigerians to support the institution with funds to procure some hospital equipment necessary to combat the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.
The teaching hospital made the request in a memo dated March 26 and signed by its Chief Medical Director, Jesse Otegbayo.
It said the fund is required to scale up its ability to respond credibly to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the memo, the hospital said it has commenced plans to scale-up it’s initial 4-bed isolation unit to an 18-bed facility, due to the highly infectious nature of COVID-19.
“As part of the plan to scale up our ability to respond credibly to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital has commenced plans to scale-up it’s initial 4-bed isolation unit to an 18-bed facility.
“Due to the highly infectious nature of the organism, all requests are in multiple numbers in order to ensure that cross-infection is limited as much as possible.
“To this end, we hereby solicit for funds to achieve the following: Pipeline oxygen with at least 20 patient points with humidifier, Respiratory Ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment (Apparel), Suction machines, Nebulizers, Bacterial and viral filters, Medical consumables, Mobile X-ray machines, Oxygen concentrators, Pulse oximeters, Nurse/doctors bay.
“We are expectant that in the spirit of social responsibility, well-meaning Groups/associations will support the initiatives as deemed fit,” the memo reads.