The Management of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) recently hosted the International President of the Lions Club, Dr. Patty Hill and members of the Lions Club Nigeria who were on a familiarisation visit to the hospital for improved collaboration.
The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo, in his welcome address, said the Lions Club has been a veritable benefactor to LASUTH as the club has been instrumental in rendering needed help and assistance to the facility for some years now.
The CMD listed several projects the Club birthed in the hospital, including the Oncology building, the Diabetes Clinic which was recently renovated and the Eye Institute which was also equipped with state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment worth millions of naira.
In her remark, the International President of Lions Club, Dr. Patty Hill said nothing makes her happier than collaborating with a health institution that takes its duties with utmost reverence. She acknowledged and appreciated the quantum effort that health practitioners at the hospital put into their work.
Hill further noted that the Lions Club’s mission is deeply rooted in humanitarian activities which makes donations to LASUTH not just an activity but one that fulfils purpose.
The immediate Past District Governor of the Lions Club Nigeria (404B2), Aare Lekan Owolabi stated that the President’s visit is historical as she is the first International President to visit Nigeria while in office. He said the partnership between Lions Club International and LASUTH started way back in 2007 when the Oncology building was donated to the hospital under the leadership of PAL Dame Adetope Tychus.
He concluded by appreciating the Management of the hospital for giving the highest recognition to Lions Club International by inscribing the Club’s name on the hospital’s Honor Roll.
The CMD, the Lions Club International President and LASUTH management later went on a facility tour followed by a brief tree planting ceremony to mark the historic visit.