A former senator representing Lagos west senatorial district, Tokunbo Afikuyomi,has paid a glowing tribute to the founder of First Foundation Hospital, Dr. Tosin Ajayi, who died in Lagos today after a protracted illness.
It will be recalled that Dr. Ajayi, a medical doctor made spirited attempts to revive the late co-founder of Newswatch, Mr Dele Giwa when he was bombed on October 19,1986 @ his Talabi Crescent residence , Adeniyi-Jones , Ikeja.
Afikuyomi in an emotion laden condolence titled, “ Egbon, We Will Miss You!” Wrote: “Oh wow! So he’s truly gone. Dr Tosin Ajayi’s candle is spent.
“Wonderful man. Kind and industrious. A man of style and great intellect. An extraordinary Doctor who contributed significantly in transforming and Digitalising medical practice in Nigeria and the Sub Region.
“A true patriot.
We will miss you.
I will surely miss you.
I will miss your friendship.
“And the philosophical messages you regularly shared with me.
“How can I and others, privileged to know you not miss such profound thoughts, including the one that reset the mind. “Absolute reality. You stated that ‘no one can pour from an empty cup’
“On another occasion, you reminded me that, our cause and essence in why we are together in this club(life) is ‘to bridge the developmental gap’ and I Agree.
“I extend my most sincere condolences to Helen, his most beautiful wife and his loving family. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at these very difficult times of great loss.
“Also, my condolences to the First Foundation Medical family.
We will miss you Egbon,
Sun Re ooo
#RIP Dr Tosin Ajayi
Life And Times of Dr Tosin Ajayi
The Founder of First Foundation Medical Centre, a Lagos-based indigenous medical company, Dr Tosin Ajayi, is dead. Ajayi, who trained as a medical doctor at the prestigious University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, passed on today in Lagos.
Though details of his death is not yet public as at the time of writing this report, the late medical practitioner, who also founded the Africa Future, has been down for sometime.
A close source disclose that the family is planning to put together his burial immediately, especially with the plan by the FG to relax lockdown in Lagos by Monday, May 4.
It would be recalled that late Ajayi, on October 1, 2019, lauch a new campaign, under the Africa Future, to create awareness of the need for proper nutrition amongst pregnant women and newborn babies.
Late Ajayi holds a Masters of Science in Cardiology from the National Heart and Lung Institute, (NHLI) Imperial College, University of London.
Imbued with the unshaken belief that he had a mission to contribute to sustaining life’s most precious assets – health and development, he began his medical career at the popular General Hospital, Lagos where he rose to the position of Registrar in only four years.
He later moved to Kemta Hospital & Nursing Home, Lagos, which after leaving as Deputy Medical Director, he had helped develop into a multi-specialist general hospital with three major satellite units in less than four years.
In 1982, he decided to completely throw himself and resources into realising his desire to transform the healthcare landscape into an arena for truly serving its purpose – saving lives.
This led him to establish the First Foundation Medical Centre, a modern, first grade multi-specialist healthcare institution which for over two decades was a reference point in the provision of excellent medical services in Nigeria.
He later established the First Foundation Medical Engineering Company Ltd., the vehicle by which high-end medical technology through Sonography and the Computed Tomography (CT) was introduced in Nigeria through The First Foundation Medical Centre and a Federal Government programme respectively
He has spent his time pioneering Information Technology, Health Reforms and Capacity building in Healthcare. It is also to his credit that Teleradiology was introduced in Nigeria in 2004.
A strong believer in the conscious development of the human mind, he had about 35 years extensive post qualification academic and intellectual activities in major specialties of medicine. He also holds Diploma in Internal Medicine, from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London (1997); Diploma in Neurology from the Queens Square Institute of Neurology, University of London (1998); Diploma in Cardiology from the Imperial College, London.
Additional reports from The Guardian