The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has partnered the Angels’ Initiative, an NGO, on the training of its personnel working at the Stroke Unit of the hospital as part of efforts to improve service delivery and reposition the facility.
Speaking at a joint meeting with the representatives of Angels’ Initiative, Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo expressed delight that the hospital is partnering such a reputable institution for the training of its health workers.
He also disclosed that other organisations have expressed interest in collaborating with the hospital because of its manpower and the structure available within the facility, adding that the knowledge imparted to the staff and medical personnel of the stroke unit would be a step towards achieving the vision of transforming the hospital into becoming a top institution.
On his part, Prof. Yomi Ogun, the Head of the Neurology Department in LASUTH, commended the organisation for the initiative, noting that the hospital would soon achieve part of its 20-20-20 vision work mode where a patient is diagnosed in 20 minutes, does a CT Scan in 20 minutes and begins treatment in 20 minutes.
Earlier, Mr. Eze Nwankwo, the Business Country Head in Nigeria and leader of the visiting team expressed the commitment of the organisation to support LASUTH in enhancing the activities of its stroke unit, stressing that part of their mission is to help in optimising the quality of treatment in stroke centres unit in Lagos, especially that of LASUTH.
“The programme would provide Doctors, Nurses and the hospitals with the necessary resources, training and support they would need to set up and optimise acute stroke networks worldwide and LASUTH is surely one of the formidable hospitals that should benefit from this initiative”, he asserted.
Recall that the Angels Initiative was launched by Boehringer Ingelheim, (a research-based German multinational pharmaceutical company), in partnership with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and the World Stroke Organisation (WSO). It is a unique healthcare initiative to improve care for people who have just suffered a stroke across Europe and now in emerging economies.