By Rasheed Animasaun
The University College Hospital, Ibadan, Chief Medical Director, Professor Abiodun Otegbayo, has lauded Ahmadi Muslim Youths Organisation (Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya) Oyo State for donating medical equipment for the hospital on 6th February, 2020.
In a bid to practically demonstrate one of the core teachings of Islam and in conformity with the motto of the global Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, ‘Love for all, Hatred for None’ The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization, Oyo State Chapter popularly known as Majlis Khuddam Ahmadiyya have extended it’s hand of charity to U.C.H with the donation of some medical equipment for patient use.
The humanitarian act is not the first on the side of the vibrant Muslim youth group who at all times are at the forefront of serving humanity to complement their religious values.
Receiving the items, the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo who was lately appointed as a CMD but an astute professor of medicine and an administrator known worldwide praised the philanthropic gesture noting that government cannot do it alone – funding of health sector needs timely donations from people.
While appreciating the delegation, the C.M.D said “your name rings a bell all the time. I know you like a palm on my hand. So, thanks for helping the management to achieve their goals”.
A very few people are on the health insurance scheme and donations like this will help bridge government funding gaps. He applauded the organization’s age long blood donation exercise of about four (4) decades with consistency, at least 3 times a year.
“Your voluntary blood donation immeasurably saves lives and affects humanity positively.” the Prof. Stated
“Again I extend my warm welcome and appreciate your gestures. On behalf of management, staff and students, we appreciate you for past years, particularly this time for donating such beneficial equipments” he added.
While recalling the organization’s long standing blood donation exercise to the hospital, Prof. AbdurRahman Abdullahi of the Babcock university said “considering the importance of UCH as a tertiary healthcare provider, our youth members have embraced the quarterly blood donation drive to the hospital and have adopted it as a tradition”
Prof. Abdullahi therefore enjoined the leadership of the blood bank to grant the donors quicker attention whenever they come for the exercise.
The Babcock university Lecturer also used the medium to call on multitude of wealthy Nigerians to embrace the tradition of donating, so that our society would be better of.
In an interview with our correspondence, Hussein Muftau, the State president of the group mentioned the equipments donated as follows: one Suction Machine (double jar), one Suction Machine (single jar), one Neutralizer, one Centrifuge Machine, and two Sphygmomanometer.
He thereby charged other youth groups and individuals to follow suit and inculcate activities targeted at national development.
In company of the CMD were the UCH Director of Administration, Mr Stephen Olubusayo Oladejo, Mrs Owolabi of the Internal Audit Department, Mr Alao, the Personal Assistant to the CMD, Mr Oyedele, Head of Procurement, Alh. Salawu among others.
Other delegates of the Ahmadiyya Youth includes Maulvi Sanni and Maulvi Sadeeq Raheem who are both senior missionaries, Alh. Atiba Ibrahim, the deputy state president special duties 1, among others.