Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Sunday, April 1, 2018, will join scores of Nigeria’s eminent personalities to grace the commissioning of Dr. Tunde Okewale’s newly-built St. Ives Clinic in Abeokuta. The new state-of-the-art clinic, and first of its kind in Ogun state, will be officially opened by Governor Amosun.
Other dignitaries expected at the commissioning are Senator Lanre Tejuosho, Iyalode Alaba Lawson and a host of others from the political, government and healthcare sectors. The hospital sited on Olatunde Abudu Close, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, will no doubt change the face of the health sector in Ogun State. Its unique services include IVF & Fertility Clinic, Women Clinic and an out-patient clinic. Since Dr. Okewale, a seasoned gynecologist, opened the first outlet in Lagos, the hospital has delivered close to 2000 babies in its IVF unit, and the number is still on the rise, due to the specialist’s attention given to patients, a service which will now be extended to Abeokuta in particular and Ogun State in general. The medical institution, St. Ives Health Care Centre, remains one of the leading and most respected private healthcare organisations in Nigeria, which was established in 1996, and offers dedicated specialist medical services for women, children, and family health. St. Ives’ Health Care Organisation, presently operates two specialist hospitals, two IVF & Fertility clinics, one family clinic and a health maintenance organisation (HMO).
The founder, Dr. Okewale, a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UK, and a father of four, was trained and qualified in 1985 as a medical doctor at the premier University College Hospital, (UCH), in Ibadan, Oyo State, before he travelled to the United Kingdom, where he practiced for 10 years as an obstetrician and gynecologist at Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, all in the United Kingdom.