Consequent upon what the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Co-Founder and wife of the Founder, Yeye Aare Modupe Babalola, described as her passion towards ensuring healthy babies delivered by healthy mothers were helped to survive, ABUAD in collaboration with projectc.u.r.e. has facilitated a training programme for Midwives in Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI).
The selected Nurses trained to be trainers were expected to train their colleagues on how to help the babies survive at the end of the programme.
Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Adekunle Ajayi, who declared the training opened on Tuesday to the glory of God and benefit of mankind, began his opening remarks on a lighter mood as how best or appropriate to address Yeye Aare Modupe Babalola, the woman he finally described as not just a mother but a mentor.
Prof. Ajayi noted Yeye Aare’s interest in ABUAD projects as unquantifiable and applauded what he described as level of care and support she had given Aare Afe Babalola over the years.
Earlier, Prof. Mrs Elizabeth Ojo welcomed the management and board members to the training, saying it was organised in honour of Yeye Aare Modupe Babalola. She congratulated the hospital for having a man she described as brilliant, intelligent and courageous as CMD.
Meanwhile, the CMD introduced all members of the Board of Management and expressed the hospital’s readiness to encourage efficiency in service delivery from time to time.
Throwing light on why people died in the hospital and the need for training and retraining of medical personnel, he opined, “People who died in some hospitals died not only because they didn’t come to the hospital in time, they also died because the practitioners probably do not know what to do.
“That is one of the reasons why it is important that we continue to get ourselves abreast and acquainted with newer ways of doing things. Learning is a continuum until you either bid farewell to this profession or to this world.”
He later promised that the management shall pay for the training.
Dishing out her own remarks, the refulgent Yeye Aare recognised the presence of the Board of Management. She noted the programme to be a Memorandum of Understanding between the projectc.u.r.e., world bank organisation and Afe Babalola Multisystem Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
She emphasised the importance of the exercise by narrating her ordeal some forty years ago and said the unpalatable experience had necessitated her commitment to the programme to help helpless babies survive.
Yeye Aare said different categories of personnel in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital, had participated in the programme since its inception in early 2018 and promised to donate more kits for further trainings.
The hospital’s Head of Nursing Services, Mrs Omobowoje, who received sample of the kits used for the training as a donation from Yeye Aare, lauded the gesture as height of magnanimity.