Ido-Ekiti Indigenous Staff Association, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), had contributed hundreds of thousand to support the hospital’s “Alaanu Foundation” initiated to settle the hospital bills of indigents patients who visited the hospital.
The donation, which was made by one of the prominent daughters of the soil who doubles as the hospital’s Head of Finance and Accounts, Mrs Yemi Olayisade, on Friday at the hospital’s mini conference hall, was noted to honour and back the 10th year anniversary of the Kabiyesi, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ayorinde Ilori-Faboro, The Olojudo of Ido-Ekiti.
She expressed heartfelt gratitude to all the contributors, invited guests and the intending donors, stressing that the donation was an open ended and that they still needed more hands on deck to rekindle the already dashed hope of many on hospital beds.
Earlier, the President of the association, Mr Tope Faleye, appreciated the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, for considering some daughters of the soil for appointments as members of the Top Management Committee.
Acknowledging what was described as unprecedented giant strides recorded under the present leadership of the hospital, Kabiyesi Olojudo opined, “As far as I’m concerned, you are the first CMD of this hospital because you’ve made a lot of impacts and all these good things are happening in your time.
“This is the catalyst that is igniting development in this environment. This is a special gift that God has given to us and I pray God will sustain you.”
He applauded the indigenes for supporting the hospital’s Alaanu Foundation and urged the well-meaning individuals in the society not to hesitate in shouldering responsibilities of indigent patients in the hospital.
Dr Onyema, the Chairman of the Alaanu Foundation appreciated the gesture and appealed to the donors to make the exercise a continuous one.
In his appreciation, the CMD lauded the association for coming up with the idea and supporting his administration, saying, “When we put ourselves in the place of the poor and try to get them out, we are actually attracting God’s blessings upon ourselves.”
He praised the act of benevolence of Ido people working in the hospital, and prayed God to reward both their hard work and diligence; as he further urged the rich in the society to look in the direction of the poor and the less privileged to get much more reward from God.
“In the hospital’s benevolent service to the community, we will be having a free surgical outreach as part of our end of the year activities. It is our plan to do free eye surgery for 100 people,” Prof. Ajayi disclosed.
He thanked the Kabiyesi for coming and congratulated him on his 10th year anniversary, wishing him longevity in good health to enjoy the throne till the beaded horsetail reduces to needle.