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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.

Thank You
Ayodele ADEYEMO,
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

Thank You
Ayodele ADEYEMO,
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.

Thank You
Ayodele ADEYEMO,
Public Relations Officer, LTH