For some years, the difficulty of water supply became a nightmare for Our Lady’s Catholic Hospital, Iseyin. The reason is that the provision of water from the government Water Corporation has long been a thing of the past in many communities. Also the brick tank built many years ago could not hold water again, as a result of leakages because it is old. We however received the kindness of God through the link to the congregation of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers). We were able to reach them through our local ordinary, Bishop E. A. Badejo. This congregation gave us the funds to sink a bore hole, which now provides water for the hospital, and the St. Joseph Catholic Nursery and Primary School, which is just beside the hospital.
Similarly, It is an understatement to say that power supply in Nigeria is creditable. This lack of course affects the rural and poor areas more. It is also the case in Iseyin. The area where our hospital is sited in Irawote-Isalu can hardly boast of 4 –6 hours electric power supply 24 hours. Yet we need power to do our duty as a major healthcare provider, especially to the poor. This is what we struggle with, as manage with a power generating set, which also has to get repaired and fixed by the repairer almost twice every week due to its bad state, resulting from its use over the years.
However, luck smiled on us from God when with the help of Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, a family from Germany provided us with a solar system to generate power. This was installed for the hospital in August 2018. The limited power it can generate however still left us with some need of powering some very huge hospital equipment. This need became satisfied when on October 27, 2019, the proprietor gave delivery of a brand new generating set, Olympian Model and sound proofed 60KVA Caterpillar from Mantrac Company. Now put it to use when needed without fear of breakdown and ‘no light’ syndrome has become a thing of the past.