As part of its humanitarian services to reduce infant mortality rate in Nigeria, the Rotary Club of Omole Golden, District 9110, has donated an incubator machine and two phototherapy machines to the Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital in Lagos.
The donation was made during the visit of Mr. Oluwagbemiga Olowu, the District Governor, District 9110, to the Rotary Club of Omole Golden. Speaking during the donation ceremony, which took place at the hospital’s premises, Mr. Oluwagbemiga Olowu said maternal care and safe child birth are the key focus of the club for this Rotary year, adding that Rotary as a humanitarian organization places a great premium on human life, hence the efforts in saving lives.
He said: “Globally, the Rotary Club focuses on impacting the society. In this District, we are running with this vision. As a humanitarian organization, we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that lives are saved. That is the reason we are here this afternoon to further that belief.” In his remarks, Mr. Kayode Owolabi, President, Rotary Club of Omole Golden, assured the hospital’s management of the continued support of the Club while he further promised that the hospital would receive a minimum of two more incubators and phototherapy machines before the end of the year.
Responding to the gesture, Mrs Ibironke Sodeinde, the Medical Director, Ifako Ijaiye General Hospital, said Rotary Club has contributed immensely to the development of the hospital since its establishment seven years ago. She thanked the club immensely for its contribution and promised to make a judicious use of the donated equipment. In a related development, the Rotary Club has also donated the sum of $5,000 (Five Thousand Dollars) to Mr. David Odafe to enable him undergo treatment in India.
Mr. Kayode Owolabi said the donation to Odafe, who is suffering from a spinal cord injury, is the second of such to be made to him. The Rotary Club of Omole-Golden has also contributed to many other worthy causes, including providing critical facilities for schools, scholarship awards to students, among others.
This story was published in Newswatch Times on August 29, 2013.