The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, on Wednesday said the maintenance of government facilities remained a priority to the government.
She told the media during a visit to the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos, that the government had put in place a public office maintenance facility saddled with such renovations.
“Infrastructural challenges cannot be surmounted at once, since it is an accruement of age-long defects.
“Very soon, the schedule maintenance arrangement for all public buildings in the state will be completed,” she said.
Earlier, Dr Bolaji Akerele, Commissioner, Lagos Health Service Commission, urged the state government to address the various challenges confronting the hospital.
“This hospital is one of the oldest in the state, and has served in many capacities as a training ground for medical practitioners, but its challenges are enormous,” Akerele said.
He said there were problems with regard to potable water, power supply, obsolete facilities, leaking roofs and lifts to carry patients.
Akerele said the wards and theatres also needed to be refurbished to bring them in line with the 21st century.