The Lagos State University (LASU) management has inaugurated an eight-member Board of Health to improve the quality of medical services in the university.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Olanrewaju Fagbohun said this was as part of efforts to re-organise the university’s Health Centre for proper coordination.
Speaking at the inauguration of the board on Monday, Professor Fagbohun said this became necessary because the university’s health centre was operating below expectation and the newly inaugurated board was expected to revamp the unit.
“Management is aggressively desirous of a board of health that will be highly responsible to all its stakeholders and so you have a daunting task on your hands.
“We expect the board members to be actively involved in the running of the health centre.
“This is to ensure that all errors are corrected, necessary things are put in place and the centre works as an autopilot and seamlessly,’’ he said.
He appointed Professor Rasheedat Akinola of the Department of Radiology as the Chairman of the eight-member board.
Other members are Professor S. A Ogun of the Department of Medicine, Professor Bidemi Idowu of Human Kinetics, Sports and Health Education and Dr A Adeniran of the Community Health and Primary Health Care.
Not left out were Dr Samuel Idowu, Acting Director Health Services, Dr Oluwafemi Obayori, Department of Microbiology, Mr Adekunle Olori, Senior Assistant Registrar and a representative of the University’s Congregation, Mrs Akuwa Akran-Olale.
He urged them to put things in order and start delivering world class health services to members of university community within three months.
The law don noted that the calibre of members of the board were scholars with high level of integrity and technical understanding of the issue at hand.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of LASU, Professor Olumuyiwa Noah spoke about the high expectations from members of the board. He said that while the task assigned to the board may seem easy, it isn’t so.
Noah prayed for the success of the board and charged the members to work hard to revive the unit and improve on its standards.
Responding on behalf of other members of the board, Akinola thanked the university’s management for recognising their capabilities.
She vouched that they all had accepted to take up the task and serve with deep commitment, passion and humility to achieve result.