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LASUTH to activate the combination of endoscopy, oxygen plant – CMD



LASUTH to activate the combination of endoscopy, oxygen plant – CMD

By Oluwafunke Ishola

Lagos State University Hospital (LASUTH) has announced that it will soon be inaugurating its combination of endoscopy and an oxygen plant to improve sufficiency and save more patients.

LASUTH Chief Medical Director Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo made this known at a press conference Thursday in Lagos.

Fabamwo said the two projects, which will be activated in August, will be a public-private partnership (PPP) enterprise.

He said the endoscopy combination would have eight kidney dialysis units, a cardiac catheterization lab and private rooms to accommodate patients.

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab is a special hospital room where a doctor performs minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.

Fabamwo said LASUTH will be the first public health facility and the third hospital to have a cardiac catheterization unit in Lagos.

Some patients have died because they did not receive immediate intervention, he said, adding that some have died from pulmonary embolism, heart attack and hemorrhagic stroke.

He said the three conditions were the main cause of sudden deaths among the population.

“Pulmonary embolism occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked with a blood clot, usually such a patient has little time to survive.

“We have interventional cardiologists who can conduct procedures to remove the clot in patients with pulmonary embolism and even in patients with myocardial infarction.

“Even before setting up our laboratory, our interventional cardiologists have performed these heroic acts in the past, even if it was under less than ideal conditions.

“Having these labs would save more lives and make life easier for everyone involved,” said the chief medical officer.

Regarding the oxygen plant, Fabamwo said it will produce 200 oxygen cylinders per day, while the hospital needs 70 cylinders per day for its use.

According to him, the excess Oxygen will be sold by the PPP company to generate funds.

He said the hospital was spending around eight million naira a month to provide oxygen to its patients, noting that the factory would help cut hospital expenses.

Fabamwo that a 200-bed building would be inaugurated in September at LASUTH to improve the accommodation problems faced by patients.

He said complaints about insufficient bed space by patients would end soon, adding that the hospital was responsive to complaints and working to find lasting solutions to the challenges it faced.

Fabamwo added that the PPP was the best option to improve the operational efficiency, innovation, equipment and development of the tertiary hospital, adding that public resources were limited.

He said the hospital needed a partnership to acquire equipment for laser eye surgery, radiation therapy and cancer care, urging investors to help achieve its goal of providing health services. quality health.

In addition, Dr Adebowale Adekoya, Director of Clinical Services and Training, LASUTH, said the hospital has embarked on various projects to ensure affordable and accessible health care for the population. (NAA)

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