The posting of Dr. (Mrs.) Adenike Odubiyi, Medical Director to Ikorodu General Hospital created a more cordial relationship between the community and the Hospital.
Despite her brief stint as the Medical Director of the hospital she brought about these changes with her open policy kind of operation. She is a mother that has a listening ear for the community and the staff and this has won the minds of the community and staff; thus, creating confidence in her administration.
However, as a way of curbing the spread of Covid 19 virus, she initiated the erection of ten (10) hand washing points running water with liquid soap and sanitizer within the Hospital premises. Triaging starts from the main gate before the patients come in. There are also banners in strategic places indicating, No face mask, No entry, warning.
She also provided necessary kits for frontier health workers to protect them while attending to all patients. Added to this is the improvement of staff welfare that has further increased the cordial relationship between staff and management; thereby, strengthening the relationship for an effective health care delivery in Ikorodu General Hospital.
In order to ensure that a peaceful atmosphere continue to exist between the Hospital and its stakeholders, the Medical Director, with some members of the management Committee, paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government, Hon. Adesina Wasiu.
As stakeholders, she said there is need for the Local Government and the Hospital to have a cordial relationship for the community to move forward. While disclosing to the Chairman the State Government’s efforts in preventing health workers from being infected, she said triaging of patients start from the entrance gate of the Hospital to the second stage, where they see the doctors for temperature check to know if any of the patients is suspected of Covid 19.
She explained that there are 4 isolation rooms where suspected patients would be isolated while the Hospital awaits the arrival of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) officials to evacuate them for further treatment.
Mentioning the challenges the Hospital faces when blood samples of patients are taken for test, she said the result of these tests are often delayed, even when the patients would have started treatment.
However, in his response, Hon. Adesina Wasiu, stated that the Local Government also work as a team and with the support of his team, he is willing to work hand in hand with the Hospital to ensure that the community feels the impact of the State Government in the Health sector.