Management of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), under the leadership of Dr Adekunle Ajayi, has played host to delegates of Ise-Ekiti Development Council in the hospital’s boardroom on Tuesday.

The CMD, who gave open arms welcome to the team, thanked the Arinjale of Ise-Ekiti, Oba Adetunji Ajayi and the entire community for relating with the management of the hospital.

In his remarks, he said the annex was not a special favour for Ise people but part of activities of the hospital to ensure health care service is made readily available for people at the grassroots.

Chairman of the council, Elder Falana, who condemned child delivery in Mission Houses (Ile Iya Agbebi) in the 21st century, urged the hospital management to introduce maternity service in Ise annex.

Dr Tayo Olowookere, a member of the council, congratulated the CMD on his appointment and thanked the management for allowing the annex to remain in the community. He said the CMD has been magnanimous to have even improved the services in the annex.

Stressing what functionality entails, he saluted the CMD for the personnel, infrastructures and management of the annex which had improved since he assumed office. He said Ise medical professionals shall soon form synergy with the annex.

In his response, the CMD appreciated the royal greetings and promised that the management shall remain loyal to the royalty by keeping Ise annex running effectively.

He said, “All challenges have been resolved. Dr Mrs Oyekhanu has always made us proud and we appreciate her team in Ise annex for keeping the place alive and functional.

“On having maternity facility in Ise, the hospital shall be very careful in introducing it because of the cascade of dangers involved.”

Appreciating the team for coming, the hospital Deputy Director of Administration, Dr Ogunrinde, thanked the community leaders and described the visit as first of its kind.

He charged them to continue assisting the annex in making provision for adequate accommodation for staff.

Among the community leaders present were Mr Jola Ogundare, Mr Femi Adebomi and Mr Folu Oni.