Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, recommended Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his staff for flattening the curve and containing COVID-19 pandemic within the nation’s business hub.
Talking nearly throughout the official unveiling of Evercare Hospital, a tertiary well being centre in Lekki, Lagos on Thursday, Osinbajo hailed Sanwo-Olu for exhibiting management throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I need to commend you, Mr. Governor and your staff in your dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic to date. Thanks for exhibiting to the world what sturdy educated management can ship even with the wave of an unprecedented world adversity. You’ve finished very nicely,” he mentioned.
The Vice President mentioned severe funding within the well being sector will reverse the pattern of outbound medical tourism and start to draw not simply medical vacationers from neighbouring areas but additionally developed nations to hunt top quality healthcare in Nigeria.
Talking on the occasion, Governor Sanwo-Olu restated his administration’s dedication to enhance healthcare infrastructure in addition to make providers extra inexpensive and accessible for residents in Lagos State.
He mentioned his administration is working with the personal sector to cut back medical tourism and mind drain by provision of infrastructure and retraining of personnel within the well being sector.
The Governor disclosed that his administration spent billions of naira final yr on procurement of well being gear, including that the gear are on the best way and after they arrive, they’ll complement what the nation has in public well being amenities.
He mentioned: “For us as a authorities, we have now raised our energy on well being, particularly our capital expenditure on well being. We’re at present renovating a world class, six of our common hospitals. We’re at present constructing two new common hospitals. We’re constructing a youngsters hospital. We’re constructing a world analysis centre. All these are supposed to complement what we have now at present.
“We can even scale up tertiary well being centre, Lagos State Instructing Hospital (LASUTH). We might be discussing with you within the subsequent coming months what we need to flip LASUTH to. All of those are to make healthcare accessible and inexpensive.
“We are attempting to cease medical tourism; individuals touring a number of thousand kilometres to go and safe or get well being remedy. With good amenities, we’ll convey down the whole value of healthcare and supply high quality well being care.”