Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) has got accreditation for residency training in eight medical specialities.
Chief Medical Director (CMD) Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe, who spoke yesterday at a briefing to herald activities to mark its 10th anniversary, a keep fit exercise will hold today; lecture tomorrow; novelty match on Friday and religious service on Sunday.
The hospital was accorded the status of a tertiary health institution in April 2008 by the administration of ex-Governor Segun Oni.
It started as a District Hospital established by the Western State government, led by the late Maj.-Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, in March 1971, before its upgrade to a State Specialist Hospital.
Ogundipe identified specialities in which EKSUTH has gained full accreditation as Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Community Medicine and Paediatrics.
According to him, 11 accreditation teams from the National Postgraduate College of Physicians and West African College of Surgeons and Physicians visited the hospital before the accreditations were granted.
He said the hospital’s Internally Generated Revenue grew from between N8 million and N10 million to over N50 million monthly.
Ogundipe said the hospital boasts more facilities for patients and workers, including Accident and Emergency Ward, General Outpatient Department, Paediatrics Complex, among others.
He urged the public to utilise the Funmi Adunni Olayinka Diagnostic and Wellness Centre in the hospital for cancer screening.
Ogundipe advised that women above 40 should screen for breast cancer and men above 50 should go for prostate cancer screening yearly.