Following its commitment to give people access to free healthcare services alongside religious engagements, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has extended the gesture to the people of Ondo State.
The charity arm of the church, His Love Foundation (HLF) inaugurated a new intensive care centre in Ondo as a support to the healthcare system in the state.
According to the statement from HLF the centre named Akindayomi-Adeboye Intensive Care Centre, the biggest health intervention in Ondo and the foremost amongst several others previously commissioned by The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos, Ogun and Plateau States was inaugurated today April 29 within the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex, Laje Road, Ondo State.
The Intensive Health Care centre unlike others has four units; the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), The Kidney Dialysis Unit, The Cardiac Diagnostic Unit and an x-ray unit and a 30KVA generating set.
It also noted that the facility, which was designed to honour the founder of the church, Pastor Akindayomi as well as the current leader of the church, Pastor Adeboye.
The event which had in attendance the Governor of Ondo State, Arakurin Rotimi Akeredolu(SAN);The Deputy Governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa; The Speaker Ondo State House of Assembly , Bamidele Oleyelogun ; The SSG,Princess Catherine Oludunni Odu ; The HOS, Pastor John Adeyemo;The Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale; The Chief Medical Director(CMD) of the University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED Teaching Hospital, Ondo,Dr Oluwole Ige; Former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko; Osemawe of Ondo, His Royal Majesty Oba Dr Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo JILO III, CFR ; Deji Of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo and other Royal Fathers drawn from around Ondo kingdom; Pastor Joseph Obayemi, Continental Overseer Africa 1(North Africa)
and National Overseer of RCCG; Pastor Johnson Funso Odesola
Continental Overseer, Africa 3, AGO Admin. & Personnel RCCG; The Assistant Continental Overseer and The Intercontinental Overseer CSR, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade and other senior Pastors in the Redeemed Christian Church of God was described as an outstanding feat from a faith-based organisation like the Redeemed
Christian Church of God and one that is worthy of emulation.
Speaking on the main vision of His Love Foundation, HLF Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, The Assistant Continental Overseer and The Intercontinental Overseer CSR noted that its mandate emanates from Matthew 25:36 which states “I was naked, you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me”.
He also added that the church is committed to impact lives in all ramifications as a major core duty of God’s mandate as its our belief that with the commissioning of Akindayomi – Adeboye Intensive Care Centre , which is a sequel to several another donations in the health sector like the donation of the first ICU attached to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Lagos in 2017, followed by the ICU in Jos Specialist Hospital, Plateau in 2018 and the Pastor Enoch and Pastor Folu Adeboye Intensive Care Center and kidney Dialysis Center in Redeemed Health Center, Mowe, Ogun State, these are in addition to several other projects executed over the years in the areas of education, skills acquisition and feeding of over 60million people for free in the past one year, the church continues to live within its expectation as a church that truly understands its Christian social responsibilities; this he said is a confirmation of the broadness of mind of the General Overseer and the reach of the church”.
According to The General Overseer, Pastor E. A Adeboye, who was represented by Pastor Joseph Obayemi, Continental Overseer Africa 1(North Africa)
and National Overseer of RCCG said the request to upgrade the ICU centre at UNIMED came when he visited the paramount ruler of Ondo, The Osemawe of Ondo, His Royal Majesty Oba Dr Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo JILO III, CFR sometimes in December 2020 and by His Grace and the presence of God we are here today to commission the top-notch centre for the benefits of the people of Ondo.
Commending the efforts of Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Ondo State Governor, Arakurin Rotimi Akeredolu thanked Pastor Adeboye in particular for heeding to the request of the Osamewe and always taking the church’s Christian Social Responsibilities beyond the walls of the church to different communities in the different countries where the church has its footprints thereby bringing succour to the people regardless of religious affiliation.
The Governor was delighted about the citing of this ultra-modern within the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex which is an existing teaching hospital as he believes that it will help to save more lives with the additional bed spaces and will also enhance medical teaching with the updated technology.
While responding, the Osamawe said he was very delighted to see the ICU centre commissioned today as it came earlier than expected and believes the upgraded centre will be of immense benefits to the Ondo kingdom and environs.
His Love Foundation, a charity arm of the Church, has been supporting healthcare delivery in the country from inception through interventions that guarantee quality health care through provisions of diagnostics centres, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, kidney dialysis and ambulance services.