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LASUTH CMD urges government, others to promote preventive medicine policy

By Waliat Musa
21 September 2022   |   2:44 am
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, has urged the government and medical stakeholders across the country

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, has urged the government and medical stakeholders across the country to promote preventive medicine and policies that will enable people to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

This, he said, remained the cheapest as against curative treatment, which is expensive to manage. 
 
He stated this in Lagos, yesterday, during a visit to his office by Ehingbeti 2022 officials to intimate him of the significance of the Ehingbeti agenda of new Lagos.
 
The CMD, while addressing the team led by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Human Capital Development and Special Adviser to the Governor of Health, noted that preventive medicine is cheap and much cheaper to prevent illness.
 
He said that such is the policy the government needs to be promoting for people at this critical moment.

  
He, however, praised the Lagos State government for its regular community screening across the state.

“Lagos State conducts community screening. They move into a community and then start screening for different diseases.   “Now, when you talk about advanced care, the one we carry out in LASUTH is expensive. There is nowhere in the world where advanced care is cheap. But what most other countries have done is to make sure that rich people pay for the poor people through health insurance.”
  
“Health being at the centre of the development is very important. To have a successful and phenomenal transformation of economic agenda, health has to be at the centre. So, LASUTH has to be at the centre of that conversation because it has shown that it has that capacity to transform medical education from health services across the length and breadth of Lagos and indeed servicing the entire South-West of Nigeria.”