By Kemi Akintokun
Lagos, Aug. 28, 2020 The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, on Friday urged health institutions and the practitioners to pay more attention to maintenance and sustenance of existing healthcare infrastructure and services.
Mamora gave the advice at the inauguration of the newly built Accident and Emergency Ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta in Lagos.
“The Ministry of Health is always encouraging our institutions and medical personnel to ensure that the existing healthcare facilities and services are sustained and improved on.
“I was told that this newly inaugurated building started months ago, and in spite of the havoc wreak by the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was completed in good time.
“This is a demonstration of our capacity in the healthcare sector to prove once again our priority in rendering healthcare services to the public,” he said.
The minister commended Dr Adedamola Dada-led management of the hospital for raising the bar and standard of healthcare delivery with the laudable project.
“I have heard much about this hospital, but what I have seen today is highly impressive and commendable.
“Project like this can only be possible in a peaceful atmosphere. I congratulate the board, management and staff of the hospital for working in unity of purpose in achieving all they have achieved,” he said.
The minister, however, tasked the management and staff members not to relent on their efforts in the services being rendered to the public.
Also, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, Chairman of the hospital Board, said that the hospital would continue to strive in reaching optimal healthcare delivery.
Balogun-Fulani said the hospital had undergone tremendous transformation to set standard for other government-owned hospitals in the country.
“As a board, we are very proud of the development in the hospital since our appointment; this had been possible based on the peaceful relationship between the board and management.
“All our clinical services from registration, consultation, prescription, laboratory request and result and payment system are all automated and electronic.
“Our hospital is at the forefront of a digital revolution in the public health sector,” the hospital board chairman said.
The chairman commended the Federal Government and the Ministry of Health for their efforts in curbing the ongoing pandemic in the country.