The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has received an Orthopantomogram (OPG) Dental X-RAY Machine from Rotary International District 9110 and Alliance for Smile Inc. USA as one of the need assessment detected from prior visitations and teaching missions. The OPG Dental X-Ray is a specialized health imaging service machine used to produce images during an OPG examination
According to Dr. Shoga, from these visits mentioned above, it was suggested that there should be a treatment centre that will take care of every aspect of cleft/lip and palate surgery. He explained further that Nigeria’s case was put forward and during their last visit in march2019, there was a discussion with Dr. Victor Osho that there is need for other equipment which required more funds. It was then agreed that the machine can be used for other patients for a fee but the cleft/lip and palate patients would benefit without charges.
While appreciating the team from Rotary District 9110 in partnership with Alliance for Smile Inc. USA, the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo says the hospital management is delighted this is happening and he is happy that this kind of collaboration is happening, as the government cannot do everything. The CMD thanked Dr. Shoga and his team for initiation. He also expressed his profound gratitude towards the governor of Rotary Club, District 9110; Dr. Jide Akeredolu for the handing over of the equipment officially and mentioned that the machine was right on time, as the department is expecting accreditation visit soon. He wished him a successful tenure and asked for further collaboration in favour of LASUTH while in office.
The Head of Dental Department, Dr. Victor Osho, explained that the machine is 3D enabled (Software, Monitor & CPU) and it is to facilitate the management & treatment of patient with Cleft/Lip & Palate deformity. She also reiterated that the machine can also be beneficial to other patients with dental problems like malocclusion and maxillofacial surgery; also, it can be used for hand and wrist.
Present at the donation were, Director Clinical Services & Training, Dr. Ibrahim Mustafa; Director of Hospital Administration & Human Resources, Mrs. Olatokunbo Adio; Assistant Director Nursing Services, Mrs. Temitope Sikaiye; Dean of Dental, Prof. A Olaitan; Assistant Director Nursing Services, Mrs. Akanbi.