The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has made a cash donation towards the commencement of the Wuraola Ogunwusi Cancer Chemotherapy Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The Centre, is in memory of his mother, late Mrs. Comfort Wuraola Ogunwusi.
According to the traditional ruler, the project was sited in UCH because of the close affinity he had with the hospital.
“I was very close to my late mother and to the hospital. It was from the hospital environment that I learnt to know wrongs from rights. I learnt to have deep human feelings from the hospital. I grew up to develop close infinity with the great institution,” he said.
Oba Ogunwusi said he had to give the money to the hospital to enable the present management to facilitate the early completion of the project.
He promised to release more funds as work progresses on the project, and also pointed out that he would assist the hospital to move to greater heights.
The Chief Medical Director(CMD) of the hospital, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo received the cheque for the donation on behalf of the hospital.
Otegbayo said he was happy that Oba Ogunwusi responded to the letter earlier written to him on the need for the proposed Comfort Wuraola Ogunwusi Cancer Chemotherapy Centre to be resuscitated and completed.
He promised to make judicious use of the money as well as others that will be released for the project.
Meanwhile, the UCH COVID-19 media team has said the hospital has kept faith high hygiene standards and did not have new case of COVID-19 as at the close of business on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the media team said UCH has been playing the leading role in combating the spread of COVID-19, and will continue to render excellent care and services to all the patients.
The hospital enjoins everyone to adhere to the required infection prevention and control measures prescribed by the WHO and the NCDC, such as physical distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers & face masks.