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LUTH takes centerstage as Amity Award takes off

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The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, is set to take centrestage at the maiden edition of the annual Amity Awards and Benefit event following its resounding achievements within two years of its current managers.
The Amity Awards is designed to better the lot of Nigerians by advocating support for infrastructural development in the Health Sector.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, will be the special guest at the event billed to hold in Lagos 22nd of October, 2017.
Announcing that the first edition was focusing on LUTH, Chief Executive Officer, CIDL, Mr. Solomon Alao explained that the Amity Awards is a platform dedicated to inspiring and complementing positive initiatives, encourage good governance, engender hope and recognise exemplary service, to reinforce good behaviour in the benefiting institutions.
Alao said this year, LUTH is the focal Institution following its immense strides and achievements recorded by the current management of the institution that has not gone unnoticed.
“The management of the facility put in tremendous effort and took proactive steps to partner with Corporate Nigeria and HNI’s in a bid to revamp their facilities through donations, endowments, projects and programmes.
Every year, the Annual Amity Awards will focus on a beneficiary Institution or beneficiaries, helping raise awareness for their partnership needs. As the platform grows, it may introduce many more innovations to promote its ideals.”
“The aim of this approach is not to assume the responsibilities of government or usurp its ownership of the health facilities, rather seeking to complement Governments efforts, leveraging on existing frameworks to attract development partnership through citizen action and participation”.
“There’s no gainsaying that our healthcare facilities need a revamp, however, rather than just bemoan the situation, we want to be part of the 5 percent that are ready to do something… anything we can to bring about positive change,” Alao explained.
Some of the latest infrastructural development at the LUTH include the Independent Power Project was built to generate 3.48 Megawatts of power to supply uninterrupted electricity to LUTH and the College of Medicine University of Lagos through a PPP arrangement.
Metering contract also awarded to enable cost recovery from end users in CMUL and LUTH, rehabilitation of LUTH Water Treatment Plant with 40,000 gallons per hour water treatment plant that has been abandoned for over 12 years was rehabilitated and is now fully functional.
Others are Modular Theatre which had been abandoned for over 12 years fully rehabilitated with the six operation suites, ICU recovery room and all waiting areas overhauled through IGR, etc.

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