LUTH runs 10 generators with 5,000 litres of diesel daily

To operate at optimal capacity in the face of critical shortage in public electrical power supply, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, utilises up to 5,000 litres of diesel daily to run its range of 10 installed generators. Chief Medical Director of the tertiary health institution, Professor Akin Oshibogun, who disclosed this weekend during an oversight visit of the Senate Committee on Health to LUTH, said apart from funding, electricity was one of the greatest challenges confronting the hospital.

“If you asked me 20 times the greatest challenge of LUTH, I will tell you it is electricity. Electricity is a challenge because we are now running our own power generating plant. The implication of this is that many of the services rendered depend on electricity, and though government has supported us to procure generators, there is a cost to running the generators…


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