The Lagos State government has taken what can be described as giant steps towards improving health care delivery in the state.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the State Governor, yesterday commissioned the Blood Transfusion Service Office, Oxgen Plant and Oxygen Triage Centre at the Gbagada General Hospital.
This, he said was to ensure Lagosians have access to quality medical care.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that the Lagos state government is working systematically to renew healthcare facilities across the state and that the projects commissioned are part of the governor’s medical infrastructure blue print project.
“The Gbagada Oxygen and Triage Center is an essential part of our COVID-19 Management Response Strategy and one of the 10 permanent triage and oxygen centres we have constructed across the state.
“The Blood Transfusion Service Office is also a critical facility that will enhance the capacity of our personnel to manage emergency situations that require blood transfusion,” he explained.
He also flagged off the construction of the Doctors Quarters at Gbagada General Hospital and the reconstruction of Massey Street Children Hospital all in commemoration of the second year anniversary of his administration.
Honourable Commissioner For Health of Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi on his official twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi said major work still needed to be done within the main hospital but these are allied facilities that must be put in place to ensure continuous healthcare service delivery to Lagosians.
Also in attendance at the commissioning were the Lagos State deputy governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Honourable Commissioner For Health of Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, members of the Lagos State Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders.