Welcome to Electrical/ Mechanical

The Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Department of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife was construed to encompass the following major areas of engineering services:

  1. Electrical Engineering
  2. Telecommunication
  3. Mechanical Engineering (Automobile)
  4. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

The Mechanical Section engages following related services such as:

  • Automobile Mechanical Unit
  • Automobile -Electrical Unit
  • Welding Unit

A. Structure of Electrical / Mechanical Engineering Department OAUTHC, Ile-Ife

Structure of Electrical / Mechanical Engineering Department, OAUTHC, Ile-Ife can be considered in view of its mechanism for its service delivery. The department extends its service delivery across the hospitals formations of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, through its Units locations in the formations, viz:

  1. Ife Hospital Unit
  2. Urban Comprehensive Health Centre, Eleyele, Ile-Ife
  3. Wesly Guild Hospital, Ilesa
  4. Rural Comprehensive Health Centre, Imesi-Ile
  5. Dental Centre Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

In details, the department has its sections as follows

  • Electrical Section
  • Mechanical Section
  • Telecommunication Section
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Section
  • Project Unit

The above sections are located in the Hospital Units as follows:

  1. Electrical Section:
    • Phase II, Phase III & IV, of Ife Hospital Unit
    • Urban Comprehensive Health Centre, Ile-Ife
    • Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa
    • Rural Comprehensive Health Centre, Imesi-Ile
    • Dental Centre Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
  2. Mechanical Section:
    • Ife Hospital Unit
  3. Telecommunication Section:
    • Ife Hospital Unit
    • Wesley Guild Hospital Unit.
  4. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning:
    • Ife Hospital Unit
  5. Project Unit
    • All the formations with respective Unit Head as a Member of the Project Unit.


Presently, there are about Eighty-Five (85) personnel of diverse disciplines working in department excluding trainees that is those undergoing Student Industrial Work Experience attached to the various sections/units of the department.


Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Department is directly responsible to the Directorate of Administration. Find, the organogram of the department attached.


Electrical/Mechanical Department is also referred to as the heart of the Hospital because of the nature of services being rendered. Virtually, all the departments within the Hospital formations solely depend on the output of Elect./Mechanical Department to carry out their respective services.

The services rendered by Electrical/Mechanical Department are hereby highlighted according to each section that forms the Department.

  1. Electrical Section
    • This section is responsible for the generation, distribution and supply of electricity to the Hospitals and residential quarters at instance of power outage from Public Supply Authority, i.e. Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
    • Similarly, Electrical Section handles among other maintenance services
    • Maintenance of electrical line network
    • Maintenance of Wards, offices Laboratories and premises illumination
    • It carries out load balancing or load distribution periodically.
    • It carries out supervision of electrification of new building projects and extension to the existing ones
  2. Mechanical Section
    • This section is charged with the responsibility of Servicing and maintenance of all motor vehicles/ automobile and generation plants belonging to the institution
    • The Auto-Electrical unit of this section sees to the maintenance of auto-electrical works and batteries. It caries out minor electrical repairs on generating plants.
    • All welding works and metal fabrication and the like is also the function of welding unit of mechanical section of the Department,
  3. Telecommunication Section
    • This section is in charge of maintenance of telephone network of the hospital formation.
    • It carries out design, supervision, commissioning and maintenance of telecommunication network. Its activities involve:
    • Installation of digitally controlled PABX
    • Networking of two major units out of the hospitals Complex (Ife Hospital & Wesley Guild)
    • GSM module connection to the rest of the World.
    • Call monitoring and printing equipment.
    • Gradual conversion of aerial installation to underground method to tidy up our premises for more beautiful look.
  4. Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Section
    • This section of the Department is in-charge of installation and maintenance of all cooling system in the Hospitals. These include:
    • Air Conditioners
    • Refrigerators
    • Mortuary Cooling System
    • Blood Bank
    • Cooking Gas
    • Automobile Air Conditioner.
  5. Project Unit
    • Design and Supervision of Electrical Projects undertaken by the Institution
    • Preparation of Bill of Quantities for above Electrical Projects