The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris today reiterated the commitment of the present administration to move the health sector forward in order to ensure the wellbeing of Lagosians, explaining that things would henceforth be done differently to reflect the mantra of change the government of the day.
Speaking today at a media parley held at the Conference Room of the Ministry, Idris noted that measures are being taken by the administration to ensure the realisation of this objective.
He stressed that the challenges in the health sector may seem insurmountable, but the administration of Governor Ambode is committed to solving the problems step by step and systematically.
He said that this administration would focus on attitudinal change among health workers, amongst other issues to be addressed in order to achieve effective and qualitative service delivery to the general populace.
The Commissioner said that the State would train and retrain its health workforce to empower them order to deliver qualitative service to the teeming populace. According to him, the administration has procured power generating sets, ambulances and portable x-ray machines for distribution to public hospitals, among other laudable achievements.
He also said that, Ayinke House project which was abandoned by the former contractor had been re-awarded to another contractor that is ready to deliver the project in record time of 12 months contrary to speculation that the project has been abandoned.
Idris debunked the rumours that the State has also abandoned her plan to establish a medical park, but rather with modification of establishing it at the old Nursing School, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi in Lagos.
The Commissioner said that a technical team was already studying the medical insurance scheme with a view to implementing it in public hospitals.
On the seemingly industrial health crisis in the State, Idris stated that a new synergy with the Lagos State Health Workforce has been developed which is already yielding fruitful results.