Management of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), has been lauded by two different accreditation team(s) at two different visits to the hospital for notable developments and improvement going on within the facility.
Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Adekunle Ajayi, who played host to the visitors in his office on the two occasions, 4th and 12th December, 2018, welcomed the team(s) to the hospital which he described as one with long historical transformation stages from District Hospital to General Hospital to Federal Medical Center and now Federal Teaching Hospital.
He assured the visitors of the support and cooperation of the members of staff in the course of their accreditation tour.
The first accreditation team from the West African College of Surgeons led by Prof. L.B Chirdan, visited the hospital between 3rd and 5th December for re-accreditation of Surgery Department with other five members: Prof. Adisa, Dr Afuwape, Dr Onunmaegbu, Dr Sani and Dr Asaur-Rahnian.
The second team from Radiographer Registration Board of Nigeria, was led by Mr Onyekalu C.O to the Radiology Department of the hospital between 11th and 12th December along two other members, Mr Steve Dim and Mr Unaegbuanam.
Leader of the first team, Prof. Chirdan, said it was obvious that there were series of improvements in the hospital, owing to the graphical representation of the 2016 crisis era and the 2018 post-crisis era, which he showed to the management.
He said the team observed that members of staff were well motivated and happy discharging their duties, till even late in the evening. “Generally, it appears everybody is happy with you, you must be a man of the people,” he extolled the CMD.
However, he noted certain observations which can improve the healthcare service delivery in the hospital and urged the management to intensify efforts on them.
In his response, the CMD appreciated the team for its recommendation and promised that the hospital shall not renege on her promises of giving quality healthcare services to Ekiti people and its environs.
Dr Ajayi said the renovation and upgrading of the Operating Theater was in the pipeline, adding that the hospital shall soon complete four additional newly constructed quarters for both House Officers and Consultants, new Adult Accident and Emergency building and a new building for Physiotherapy department.
Leader of the second team, Mr Onyekalu on his arrival also acknowledged the fact that the hospital was truly undergoing transformation processes, as he noted the infrastructural developments as what could only be achieved by a visionary leader with passion for excellence.
He appreciated the construction of new building for the radiology department and admonished the management to look into other areas where improvement could be needed as the transformation spree continues.