On 06/Jun/2019 / In Medical News
The Medical Guild, Lagos State, has challenged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to prioritise health care delivery in the state.
The chairman of the guild, Dr Babajide Saheed, in a statement, said the health sector was important in the socio-economic development of the state.
“The provision of affordable, accessible and qualitative health care to the populace is of primary importance in the drive towards the attainment of a developed society. The development of the health sector in Lagos State should be part of your administration’s targets,” Saheed said.
He noted that the development in the health sector could be achieved through the replacement of staff who had left the system and the recruitment of more health workers.
“Focusing on infrastructural development in the health sector with the provision of standard and well-equipped primary, secondary and tertiary health institutions in the state should be of paramount interest to the governor. This will enable the provision of qualitative health care which will meet international standards.
“Increment in the retirement age of medical doctors from 60 years to 65 years with the cessation of contract appointments, to allow experienced hands to continue to provide useful service, thus enhancing the quality of healthcare,” Saheed said.
He also urged the governor to appoint medical doctors as permanent secretaries at the Lagos State Health agencies in accordance with the Lagos State Health Reform Law of 2006 for effective and comprehensive administration in the health sector.
The Chairman Medial Guild further called for the convening of a Lagos State Health Summit to deliberate on the issues affecting the health sector in the state.
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