By Perpetua Egesimba
In an effort to help infants with deficiency to survive and reduce the level of maternal and child deaths in the society, Rotary Club of Omole, Ifako, Ijaye, Lagos, recently donated two incubators and five phototherapy machines to Ifako-Ijaye General Hospital.
The initiative according to the President, Rotary Club of Omole Golden District 9110, Mr Oshinibosi Abiodun, was as a result of what happened in the past where two sets of twins died because there was no incubator in the hospital.
He said on assumption of office, he decided with his board on the projects they were going to embark on, and top on the list were the donation of incubators and phototherapy machines to the hospital, because it is the very source of survival for infants with deficiency and the hospital was in need of those equipment, so, they felt it was a worthy venture for them to solicit for funds even beyond their members to meet the need.
“So, we embarked on that journey and had a viral video soliciting for support, and I must say that this first set of donation is as a result of the response that we received based on that initiative.”
He said the goal basically was to donate 10 incubators and phototherapy machines, adding that they chose Ifako-Ijaye General Hospital because it was in their community and they needed to impact on their community first.
The District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 which covers Lagos and Ogun States, Dr. Wale Ogunbadejo said, phototherapy machine is used for children with jaundice, stating that people understand jaundice to be when children have yellow eyes, adding that it is more than that.