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INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Teaching University (LUTH) marked the commemoration of its 60th anniversary with the launching of three brand-new, multibillion-naira health facilities.

The facilities are prepared to provide vital services and enhance the well-being of everyone in sub-Saharan Africa, not just Nigerians.

A benefactor named Mrs. Iyabo Atta built and outfitted the new 60-bed, four-floor Alima Atta Oncology wards for LUTH at a cost of N1.5 billion in honor of her daughter Alima, who passed away from cancer. Other amenities include a labor ward complex with a capacity for 40 beds, a sophisticated neonatal intensive care unit, and a 30-bed intensive care unit. The Federal Government provided N2 billion for the remaining two facilities.

In his welcome speech, Professor Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), said “We are here to commemorate positive developments that have occurred in the life of this institution since August of this year.”

“Over the past six decades of existence in Lagos, we have grown with the city and we have been contributing our quota to national aspirations through our mandate, service, training, and research.”

“While we are eternally grateful to our forbears who established this institution, we must dream anew to take LUTH vision to greater heights.”

According to Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who praised the LUTH management for accomplishing such milestones, noting that the university has created facilities that are at the forefront of health care delivery and are incomparable to other such facilities in Africa.

He said, “the giant strides LUTH has made are commendable in the area of oncology practices in Nigeria. He disclosed that the institution was one of the centers where the full gamut of oncology care including diagnostic, chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy was first established as a one-stop center for cancer care in Nigeria.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi Esan, said the government will ensure the medical staff needed to operate the facilities, assuring that the FG has prioritized the welfare of healthcare professionals as part of incentives to discourage the migration of health workers to other countries.

Chairman, Board of Management, LUTH said, “We are proud of our staff both administrative and professional whose services have been instrumental in attracting well-meaning Nigerians and their foreign friends to embark on projects meant to enrich the quality of services for which we have been set up.”

Atta prayed that God would give the doctors, nurses, and other professionals who will work in the facility the knowledge, compassion, and wisdom they need to treat every patient equally, regardless of their situation, and let them feel as though they have found peace.

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