UCH lost N300 Million Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) To Covid-19 Outbreak—UCH’s CMD


University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital (UCH) Ibadan has recounted how the hospital lost a huge sum of three hundred million of it’s internal Generated Revenue (IGR) due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

This was disclosed by the hospital Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Otegbayo this at a press conference to mark the hospital’s 63rd anniversary said the hospital had to reduce the number of staff on duty so as to avoid the widespread of the novel disease.

Professor Otegbayo said, “not only were we not generating income, but we are also spending money to buy disinfectant, PPEs, facemasks and all other things that were required, so it was a double loss to the hospital.”

On COVID-19, he stated that a weekly report on the infection at the hospital has not shown that there is a second wave although there is a threat of it.
According to him, the incidence of COVID-19 has not been going down continuously as before and is suggestive of a threat of a second wave.

He added, “this is a nudging for us to continue to put our best into those preventive measures that we know it works and has actually worked for us to tame the infection.”

Professor Otegbayo assured of the hospital preparedness for yellow fever, adding, “in fact the pandemic has made us more than ever before sensitive to all these transmissible and contagious infectious diseases, so we are prepared.”


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