The Federal Government has appointed Professor Lateef Salawu as the new Acting Chief Medical Director of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun.
This is coming after a leadership crisis engulfed the hospital following the issuance of letters of appointment to two different persons as the hospital’s Chief Medical Director.
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This was, however, laid to rest on Monday as the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Engineer Funsho Adebiyi announced the appointment of Lateef Salawu.
The Permanent Secretary said that Professor Salawu will serve for a maximum period of six months until a substantive CMD is appointed.
In a statement issued by the hospital Public Relations Officer, ‘Kemi Fasooto stated that, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Engr. ‘Funso Adebiyi led a delegation to the hospital to resolve the impasse.
“At the end of about 7 hours meeting with the different unions in the hospital, the union unanimously agreed to have Professor Lateef Salawu as acting CMD of the hospital.”