The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Engr Seyi Makinde has asked Governor Abiola Ajimobi to, as a matter of urgency confirm or deny that he is planning to transfer the ownership of the Ring Road hospital, Adeoyo to certain individuals who want to turn it into profitable business.
In a release from his campaign organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde said that he does not care whether the buyers are the governor’s friends or business partners, what is upper most on his mind is that any property of the state must be held in trust for the greater good of the masses.
Makinde said that he’s worried that it appears that the same set of consortium who bidded to buy LAUTECH but were stopped by uproar from people of good will are now on the verge of possessing, through their patriarch in Lagos, the largest state hospital in the old western region and charge exhorbitant fees which the common man cannot afford.
He said that his own plan for the state is to turn the place around and use the neglected hospital as one of the planks to propel his health manifesto and provide accessible health care system for the masses.
Makinde called on the state government to have a rethink on such an insensitive and outrageous plan as his administration will halt any plan to use the hospital for anything else other than the original plans of past leaders to provide cheap and effective treatment for the masses.
He called on the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state to search his conscience and choose between blind loyalty to his mentors and what will benefit the common man on the street.
He berated the state Health Insurance Scheme to which civil servants are forced to contribute with nothing in return