The Management of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, and a healthcare organization, the United (UHI) Limited, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) in the
Speaking on the programme, the Director, Medical Services in the institution, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmosin, described it as a positive development, which is aimed at boosting healthcare services in the College. He explained that TISHIP, which has several benefits in its package,
would be of immense values to the students, as it would help in addressing their healthcare needs, at both primary and secondary level.
The ACE Director of Medical Services listed some of the benefits in the primary level care to include access to qualified medical practitioners and prescribed drugs, health prevention and promotion, management of simple infections, minor injuries and Non-communicable diseases.
Others include provision of special maternal, neo-natal and child health and child birth services as well as basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care among others. As regards secondary level care benefits, Dr. Ogunmosin said students would have access to medical consultations and treatment that would be handled by surgeon, pediatricians, and ophthalmologists. He also said they would have opportunity to receive medical attention in emergency cases outside their places of residence in cases which include severe malaria, infection, and complicated typhoid fever as well dental care, blood transfusion and laboratory investigation to mention but few.
While expressing optimism about the success of the programme, the medical expert said, when fully operational, its positive impact would be felt by the students.
Earlier in his address, the representative of the United Healthcare International ( UHI ) Limited, Mr Olayiwola Lasisi, pledged the readiness of his company to abide with the contents of the MoU and thanked the College Management for choosingit among several others thatsoughtfor the job. Olayiwola, Head Client Services and Underwriting at the UHI, reiterated the commitment of his company to excellence and assured that the partnership entered with the College, would enhance robust relationship, and yield good dividends between both parties.
In his reaction to the MoU signed on TISHIP, the President of the Student Union ACE, Richard Ogunrotifa, lauded the initiative and stressed the need for UHI, the company handling the programme, not to disappoint the students by living up to expectation in the discharge
of its services.
While assuring them of the cooperation of the entire student populace and readiness to ensure the success of the programme, Ogunrotifa, however, urged the company to brace up for the work ahead by ensuring prompt response to students health needs when the programme starts fully in the college.
The signing of the MoU which took place at the Council Chamber had in attendance the Provost of the College, Prof. Olukoya Ogen; Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul ; the College Acting Librarian, Mr Akinade Awoyemi and Head Legal Unit, Mr Yusuf Bashiru, who also represented the College Registrar, Mr. Felix Aderinboye.
Also in attendance were Dean Student Affairs, Mr Olaniyi Olaluwoye; Director Medical Services, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmosin; Head Information and Public Relations Unit, Mr Moses Akinfolarin; President, Student Union, Richard Ogunrotifa; Secretary, Kolawole Oluranti as well as four representatives of United Healthcare International Limited led by Mr. Olayiwola Lasisi and Staff of the College from the Information and Public Relations Unit.
The highpoint of the ceremony was the signing of the MoU. While the Acting College Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi signed on behalf of the College, MR. Olayiwola Lasisi on the other hand signed on behalf of his organization. Others who also appended their signature on thedocuments were the College Director of Medical Services, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmosin; Dean
Student Affairs, Mr Olaniyi Olaluwoye, President, Student Union, Richard Ogunrotifa, Secretary Student Union, Kolawole Oluranti and three other officials from UHI Limited.