The Governor, State of Osun, Alhaji Isiaka Oyetola has appointed Professor Peter Babatunde Olaitan as the Acting Chief Medical Director for Lautech Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, with effect from Wednesday 07 April, 2020.
Before his appointment, Professor Olaitan was the Provost College of Health Sciences, Osogbo campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho.
Olaitan, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon of immense professional experience and international exposure, took over from the erstwhile Chief Medical Director, Prof. Akeem Lasisi whose tenure expired few days ago.
Professor Olaitan, a graduate of University of Ibadan Medical School is a Specialist in Burns & Plastic surgery and has wide training in Plastic surgery in USA, UK, India and some African countries. His areas of specialization include Craniofacial surgery, Keloids and Scars as well as Burns care.
Prof. Olaitan has held several positions in the past at Lautech Teaching Hospital Osogbo and the University. He was a former President, Association of Resident Doctors (ARD)
2001, Head of Department of Surgery (2012-2015), Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (C-MAC)
(2005-2009), Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences (2016-2019) and Provost, College of Health Sciences from August 2019 until his appointment as the Chief Medical Director.
Professor Peter Olaitan is a member of numerous professional bodies including:
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
Nigerian Association of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (NAPRAS)
Medical and Dental Consultants Association (MDCAN)
American Association of Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Cleftlip and Palate Association,
He also holds the fellowships of the:
West African College of Surgeons (FWACS)
International College of Surgeons (FICS)
American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Certificate in Craniofacial Surgery (India)
Certificate in Paediatric Plastic Surgery (USA)
While addressing the Heads of Departments, the new Chief Medical Director, Professor Olaitan promised to bring on board his vast experience to turn the hospital around through social engineering in training and retraining of staff. He lamented the dwindling image of the hospital more so when salaries and other remunerations are paid as and when due by the owner state. He promised that performance will be rewarded within the available resources as an encouragement while loopholes for possible leakages will be plugged.
As a way of getting more hitech equipment into the hospital to enhance quality health care delivery, the new Chief Medical Director said he would pursue Public-Private Participation (PPP) arrangements vigorously with both local and international organisations.
He charged the HODs and the entire workers to be prepared to work in unity and restore LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo to its former enviable glory promising hat he will be accessible to novel ideas and be fair to all.
Public Relations Officer, LTH
The attention of Management of LAUTECH TEACHING HOSPITAL OSOGBO has been drawn to a trending message on social media purportedly on allegation of uncooperative disposition by some staff of the hospital during the visit of Hon Olaboopo Olubukola, Commissioner for Women Affairs, State of Osun to a patient under critical emergency condition who attempted suicide by jumping into Osun river. On the reportage of the incident, there were some misrepresentations making this rejoinder necessary.
The facts of the case are as follows:
When the matter was brought to the attention of Management, a panel headed by a Senior Consultant with membership comprising of other health professionals in the hospital was constituted.
The Panel considered both oral and written evidence on medical management of the patient in addition to eye witness corroboration by patient's relations
The Panel confirmed that in truth the aide of the Commissioner took the photographs of the patient while the patient was being attended to against medical ethics guiding the confidentiality of a patient even when the medical team cautioned against such an act. This directive not to take photographs of the patient did not go well with the Commissioner.
It needs be stressed that the medical team followed all known ethical principles in the management of the patient by refusing taking picture of the traumatized patient at that particular time. The confidentiality of a patient is sacrosanct.
There was no evidence that the aide's camera was neither seized nor damaged.
Members of the public are advised to follow medical ethics always and cooperate with health care givers for efficient management of their patients.
Management of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo is committed to ethical conduct that is comparable to international standard. It is reinstated that the facilities in the hospital will always be deployed to enhance the quality health care program of the government of State of Osun
Public Relations Officer, LTH
In its bid to drum home that Corona Virus Infection is real and deadly, Lautech Teaching Hospital Osogbo has rolled out an enlightenment video clip in English and Yoruba languages to target both the elites and grassroots. The video featured demonstrations of symptoms and prevention methods of COVID-19 by selected high calibre staff drawn across medical practitioners in the hospital.
While releasing the videos like pigeons, the Acting Chief Medical Director, Professor Peter Olaitan said the rapid explosion of Corona virus worldwide warrants massive and individualized publicity to give appropriate information and advise the general citizenry. He enjoined the public to take personal hygiene serious as preventive measures against COVID-19 and other illnesses, stressing that only the living will be able to tell the story.
He disclosed that the jingles will be widely circulated on social media and conventional radio and television stations to complement the COVID-19 campaign efforts of the State of Osun.
Public Relations Officer, LTH
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HISTORY OF LAUTECH TEACHING HOSPITAL,OSOGBO.
The Hospital that metamorphosed to a Teaching Hospital was founded in 1928 by the British Colonial Administration as a 15-bed "African Hospital" primarily to cater for the medical needs of black people in the area, then known as Osun and Ife/Ijesha medical areas. Dr. Moore was the first Medical Doctor in charge of the hospital in 1928.
By 1934, Dr. Henry Doherty became the first indigenous Medical Doctor to head the hospital. A former Federal Minister of Health in Tafawa Balewa administration, Dr. M. A. Majekodunmi, also headed the hospital from 1944-1946. Dr. D. A. Laosebikan served the longest time as the Principal Medical Officer in charge of the Hospital from 1978-1989.
The nation-wide workers' strike of 1945 forced the Colonial Administration to relax its apartheid policy of discrimination between whites and blacks.
Consequently, the Osogbo "African Hospital" was renamed "General Hospital" like other sister institutions throughout the country then. By the late 1960s, specialist medical care was already being carried out by specialist staff. This specialist status of the hospital has so remained till April 1998. With the creation of Osun State, the Hospital was upgraded to a State Hospital.
In 1993, Osun State Government acquired a private medical facility i.e. Mercyland Hospital, located some 3 kilometers away from the State Hospital, Estate Area in Egbedore Local Government Area, to become an Annex of the State Hospital, Osogbo.
The General and Mercyland Hospitals were released to LAUTECH for the purpose of establishing a Teaching Hospital by an edict promulgated by Osun State Military Administrator, Lt. Col. Anthony Obi, the visitor to the university. The edict was gazetted on 25th September, 1997 (No. 3 Vol. 9; Osun State Notice No. 24) which was amended by Edict No. 2 of 1999 Osun State, dated 25th March, 1999.
The pioneer Hospital Management Board was inaugurated on 29th July, 1999 by the Executive Governors of Oyo and Osun States, Alhaji Lam Adesina and Chief Bisi Akande respectively in Osogbo. There are two wings of the Teaching Hospital -the General Hospital and Mercyland Hospital wings.
Clinical programmes for the first set of medical students began on 27th April, 1998.
The hospital presently has a total of 323 beds and another set of 12 bedded facilities at Ilie Health Center and 6 bedded facilities at Akogun Health Center bringing the total beds to 341. Presently, the Hospital has an Out-patient Department (O.P.D) comprising of the general clinics and all special clinics. The Surgery Outpatient Department serves all the specialities of surgery i.e. General surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Plastic, Urology, Paediatric Surgery and Neurosurgery.
The hospital has a theatre complex and four main theatre suites, a recovery room and an intensive care unit. It also has an Accident and Emergency theatre which takes care of emergency cases. There is also another theatre for labour room. The Accident and Emergency Unit has been recently expanded to include two consulting rooms, one room for Records, four couches to admit and resuscitate patients and Nurses station
There is a ward for male surgical patients which admits in General Surgery, Plastics, Urology and Neurosurgery, a female surgical ward for admission of patients from all surgical specialities, a male Orthopaedic ward for Orthopaedic and trauma male patients as well as a Paediatrics Surgical ward and a Burns unit
The corporate visions of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital are as follows:
To improve the standard of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in order to compete in its core competence areas such as training, medical research and
services effectively in the country and the world at large.
To provide support for the health care program of the government.
Produce high quality and versatile medical doctors, medical specialists and allied health professionals that can compete favourably with many others in the world.
Provide high quality health care services.
Provide community-based and health-term oriented approach in medical training.
Provide leadership in medical knowledge and practice through clinical researches.
Enhance the capacity and skill of medical practitioners in the public service and private sector through continuous medical education.
Provide support for health care programme of the government.