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Lagos restoring faith in public hospitals

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By Akintola Timothy

Enhanced maternal indices, an evidence of Maternal and child health policies.

Over the years, underdevelopment and complacency ravaging the health sector have caused the public to lose faith in Nigeria’s public health system. Instead, most residents have held down the preference of private health systems, regardless of the high cost. As a result, there have been consistent clamors as to the rotten state of the public health system. In a bid to change the status quo however, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu included the healthcare sector as an important part of his THEMES administrative agenda. In his efforts to fix this sector, his administration has been ensuring the improvement of facilities and accessibility to all residents of Lagos State. People oriented programmes are also being sustained in the healthcare system.

Evidently, these efforts have restored the faith of many residents in regards relying on public healthcare again. Surveys show that the number of births being recorded in Lagos State’s General Hospitals daily points to this restoration. Recently, Lagos Sate’s First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu presented gift items to the first babies of the year in three state owned hospitals — Maternal Child Center, Eti-Osa, Ebute-Meta General Hospital and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja (LASUTH).

Construction of maternal facilities in place to improve accessible healthcare.

Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, who is also a medical practitioner noted that welcoming newborns were a symbolic and significant event that strengthened the assurances of human heritages being passed on to the next generation. She stated that babies were gifts from God, bringing good fortune to societies across the world. She said that presence at the event of welcoming the first babies of the year was to also seek opportunities to make impacts in the lives of the people who need assistance.

First Lady pointed out the enhanced maternal and child health indices that was being recorded in Lagos as an evidence of the administration’s implementation of the Maternal and Child Health policies, programmes and strategies. Upon commending the healthcare sector for their efforts geared towards improving the healthcare system in the state, she added that upgrading and construction of other maternal and child care facilities was in place to improve affordable and accessible mother and child healthcare services and reduce the morbidity and mortality rate in the state.

Lagos state fully committed to the welfarism of mothers and children.

She also lauded the efforts of philanthropists, cooperate bodies, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations involved in complimenting the healthcare goal of the Lagos State Government. She urged other stakeholders to join the vision and support the state government in every possible way. The Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi also commended the First Lady’s efforts in sustaining the First Baby of the Year event. According to him, the State Government had been fully committed to the welfarism of the mothers and children and the quality for efficient and accessible delivery of health services in the state.

The Health Commissioner also indicated the resoluteness of the Sanwo-Olu administration to reduce the rate of morbidity and child mortality in maternity. He explained that recent statistics were an indication of the improvement in the state’s health system. He further beseeched residents to enroll for the Lagos Health Insurance scheme, designed to grant Lagosians access to efficient and quality healthcare services. He noted that enrollment at the health insurance desk in every General hospital and primary health care centers in the state.

Community leaders urged to protect healthcare personnel & infrastructures.

Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health also stated that the state would not relent in its efforts of facilitating policies that would further improve the healthcare system in the state. He promised that the health services would be further implemented to ensure accessibility and efficient services to be enjoyed by all residents, regardless of their status. He urged community leaders to help the healthcare management with protecting the healthcare personnel and infrastructures against attacks.


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1 year ago

Lagos restoring faith in public hospitalsEnhanced maternal indices, an evidence of Maternal and child health policies. – Express your point of view.

jdpumping
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1 year ago

In emterms mother and child hospital I give it to the Lagos state government because they have sev ones found Lagos with the best facilities for use in order to care for mother and child.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
1 year ago

The Lagos state government is really investing in health care system and that’s very remarkable. They are making us have faith in general hospitals again. We should take care of our health facilities.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
1 year ago

The people’s faith in Nigeria’s public health system has been steadily eroded over the years as a result of the underdevelopment and complacency that have wreaked havoc in the health sector.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
1 year ago

The majority of inhabitants have maintained their preference for private health systems despite the high cost of these systems.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
1 year ago

Sanwoolu’s administration has been ensuring that all citizens of Lagos State have access to improved facilities as part of its attempts to enhance this sector as part of its efforts to fix this sector.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
1 year ago

There has been a never-ending chorus of complaints about the deplorable condition of the public health system.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 year ago

It is the responsibility of community leaders to assist the management of healthcare facilities in the prevention of assaults against healthcare employees and infrastructure.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

At the very least, we are in a position to assert with confidence that our initiatives have encouraged a significant number of locals to once again rely on the public healthcare system.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

The implementation of the health services would be expanded in order to guarantee that all citizens, regardless of their status, would have access to and be able to make use of high-quality services.

Bola12
Bola12
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1 year ago

Over the years, people in Nigeria have lost faith in the public health system due to the widespread destruction that underdevelopment and complacency have wrought on the health industry.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
1 year ago

In spite of the high costs associated with both systems, the vast majority of residents continue to choose for private health care.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
1 year ago

We can say with confidence that our efforts have prompted a considerable number of residents to return to public healthcare.

theApr
theApr
Member
1 year ago

The public has lost faith in Nigeria’s public health system as a result of underdevelopment and complacency wreaking havoc on the health sector. Instead, despite their high expense, most locals favor private healthcare institutions. However, the faith can be recovered with the advancement of the public health sector.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
1 year ago

The enhancement and development of these health facilities us commendable. These efforts will help restore the faith the public has in public health facilities.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 year ago

It is a great thing the Lagos state govt are investing in health care system. Access to these hospitals matter too.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

Lagos government are doing a great job investing in the health care system in general hospital available of necessary equipment to treat people better with all this the faith of people on public hospital is been restored

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
1 year ago

Lagos restoring faith in public hospitals. Very good to develop our hospitals in Lagos both in Nigeria. It’s necessary we have standard hospital

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
1 year ago

It’s impressive how much the Lagos state government is investing in the healthcare sector. They are restoring our faith in community hospitals. We should maintain our medical facilities.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
Member
1 year ago

Maternal and child health should be one of the top responsibility of any sincere government to her citizens.The Lagos state government has improved their facilities to accommodate more people and also provide them with better treatment with international standard.

SarahDiv
Member
1 year ago

It is in Nigeria that I will see that public hospitals are underfunded or develop. Thanks to Lagos State government who are giving face lift to heath care facilities.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
1 year ago

The Lagos state government have really given the health care sector enhanceing maternal indices as a result of the maternal and child policies.