By Kazeem Akande
Lagos, Sept. 28, 2020 An NGO, Offa Metropolitan Club (OMC), has pledged to construct and donate a N150 million modern Accident and Emergency Ward to the Offa General Hospital.
Dr Sarah Alade, President of the Club, said this would boost healthcare service delivery in Offa Community and its environs in Kwara.
Alade, also a former acting Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Monday that the club pledged to construct a N150 million state-of-the art facility within the state government-owned general hospital complex in Offa.
“The estimated sum of N150 million covers only the cost of constructing the physical structure and exclude the cost of equipment and furnishing,” she said in a statement.
According to her, the project has the approval of Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara.
“On Oct. 3, the club will lay the foundation for the construction of an ultra modern Accident and Emergency Ward at the General Hospital, Offa, as approved by the Kwara State Governor.
“OMC collaborates with the state government toward facilitating community development and providing support for vulnerable members of the society.
“The project, which is the club’s first intervention, is expected to be completed within six months and will be inaugurated by the Governor in April 2021,” she said.
Alade said the club was founded in 2019 by serving and retired professionals from Offa Community, both at home and in the Diaspora.
According to her, its major objective is to make positive difference to the lives of inhabitants of Offa Town and its neighbouring communities.
“When completed, the Accident and Emergency building, which would be the first of its kind in Offa, shall comprise an Out-patient Department, a Resuscitation Room, Patient Holding Bays, four consultation rooms, a triage/ nurses station and an Operation Theatre.
“It will also contain Procedure and Plaster Rooms, multiple males and females overnight stay rooms, eight toilets (four each for males and females), a waiting area for relatives and visitors.
“An X-ray and CT Scan Room, a side Laboratory and pharmacy with reception, among other facilities.
“It will be equipped with a 250KVA-transformer, 200KVA generators, a 10KVA solar power system, external lightings, central television, closed circuit television, telephone and data facilities.
Naija247news reports the club recently donated a 40-foot container of medical equipment and consumables to the General Hospital.