Sanwo-Olu pledges to strengthen healthcare system
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the state government’s partnership with the Federal Government in the delivery of modern medical infrastructure at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) will further strengthen the capacity of the healthcare system to meet the needs of residents.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, stated this, yesterday, during the commissioning of medical infrastructure projects in LASUTH.
The projects include a 120-bed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) building, ambulance bay, renovated three-storey building and groundbreaking of resident doctor’s quarters, among others.
Sanwo-Olu noted that the commissioning of the projects is a fulfilment of his promise to improve infrastructure across all sectors in the state.
He, therefore, tasked medical practitioners on use of the facilities to the benefit of residents.
The governor said the state and its residents must appreciate the former deputy governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, who facilitated some of the projects and all that she did for the state.
Sanwo-Olu said that the projects, which are well-equipped, would significantly raise the status of LASUTH.
Orelope-Adefulire, in her remarks, said the Federal Government would continue to support the state to give the best to the residents.
She said the facility would adequately meet the medical needs of Nigerians staying in the state.
In a welcome address, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said that the facilities would also make the work of medical professionals easier.
ALSO, the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, commended the federal and state governments for the expansion and improvement of medical facilities at the tertiary hospital.
He said the 120-bed multipurpose medical facility would complement the existing inadequate bed space in LASUTH.
Fabamwo said the projects were intended to bridge the gap in the state’s healthcare sector and solve challenges of interventional procedures on a private public partnership model.
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