He said the Hospital is now fully equipped with a dialysis centre,with 4 Dialysis machines, mechanical ventilators and respirators and pipe oxygen in both isolation centres, intensive care unit and a mobile X-ray facility couple with the other e- facilities in the hospital.
He further noted that with four Dialysis machines without going out of the confine of the state ” now that we have it, we can be able to dialyze four patients at the same time,so we are able to do much” he added.
He disclosed that with the new world class Bio safety, three level molecular laboratory the hospital is able ” to diagnose most of the infectious diseases not only Covid-19 virus,but also Ebola, Lassa virus and other infectious viruses”
According to him, the hospital is better equipped now to meet all other healthcare challenges ” so the hospital is equipped not only to cater for mental health services but for other general health services that the people may require “
Among the several Covid-19 projects intervention in the Hospital include the provision of 2 Brand new 18-seater buses, a new emergency unit, a completed substance abuse centre and among others waiting to be commissioned later in June.
He however maintained that what the hospital has been able to achieve may not be unconnected to the very prevailing cordial relationship between the management and staff .
He assured the public of an accessible and affordable services as soon as it’s commissioned ” I can assure you that our services is affordable, we are one of the cheapest Federal institutions, and even when people don’t have money, we have an indigent patients’ fund that is managed by the staff of the hospital “
He further assured of their commitment to ensure that all the facilities provided are maintained ” we run a robust revolving fund which is meant to cater for the maintenance of all these facilities and with good management of the fund I believe that we’ll be able to manage all these facilities ” he stated.
While appreciating the award by NUJ recently on his leadership feat as Medical Director of the hospital in the last 3 years,Prof. Yusuf said ” The recognition is not only for me ,it’s for the whole management team ,governing board and staff of the hospital because without them,we won’t be able to achieve this development ” he reiterated
On the legacy, he would want to leave behind ” I want to leave behind that I have come, have done my bit, what is expected of me in fulfilling the dreams of the founding fathers in this hospital and nothing more than that ” he maintained