» Rotary Club builds N150m prostrate cancer centre at OOUTH
At the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, the Rotary Club, District 9110, is building a 50-bed Prostate Cancer Centre, valued at N150 million, while administering free screening for 2000 men suffering from the disease.
The District Governor, Rotarian Kola Oyebade, confirmed this in Ikeja, Lagos, while talking about the programs of the District for the year 2020/2021.
Oyebade, who said the project’s initial cost estimate was N82 million, clarified that it could ultimately cost N100 million at the current inflationary rate, although around N50 million would be used to equip it.
The project is on a piece of land donated by the Ogun State Government to us and it is going to have 50 beds and it has been put at around N50 million for the cost of equipping it. Supporting us on the project are participants, corporate bodies and other individuals. No Rotary project is ever abandoned and we are confident that next year’s April completion deadline will be reached.
We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the prudent use of the facility and adequate maintenance, with the management of the teaching hospital to operate the place in a sustainable manner. “This is a special centre that will address people’s needs,” he said.
“He also said the club would not stop attempts to immunize children against poliomyelitis, adding that “kicking the disease out of Nigeria did not mean that we should not be on our guard.
Oyebade said that the District invested more than $25,000 on palliatives for people during the lockdown triggered by the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in the region, while clubs in the District gave out face masks, hand sanitizers, among other items.
Oyebade said the District screened individuals for free Cataract surgery as part of its Family Health Day.
We also offer out N50,000 to 100 petty traders each. A committee is handling that. The key criterion for benefiting from it is that a recipient should have a trade in which he or she is engaged. The Rotary Club is for individuals who want to contribute and have a positive effect on their neighborhood. They may not always be the wealthiest,’ he said.