Lagos Assembly Assures Of Rapid Completion Of Health Sector Projects


Chairman, Committee on Health Services, Lagos State House of Assembly, Suru Avoseh, has said that the state Ministry of Health will not embark on new projects in 2012, but rather complete all ongoing projects.

Avoseh stated this when staff of the Ministry of Health and Health Service Commission in the state visited the Assembly recently.

He said: “The committee will not allow any new project to be embarked upon in 2012. We want all the ongoing projects to be completed before any other one could begin.”

The lawmaker urged Lagosians to expect an improvement in the health services as this is ensured the realisation of the 10-point agenda of the Governor Babatunde Fashola-led administration.

On the budget scrutiny, the chairman said the ministry and other agencies under the committee have performed satisfactorily.

“What we are interested in is what goes to the public, especially in free health programme in the state,” he said.

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Avoseh added that the committee would embark on vigorous enlightenment campaign on the composition of the primary, secondary and tertiary health services.

“Most of the people do not know which hospital to go for a particular aliment.

“A situation where if you have malaria, you go to the general hospital instead of primary health centre for treatment, needs to be addressed.

“The committee has put machinery in place to ensure that this would not happen again,” he stated.

He, therefore, urged the medical directors in the general hospitals to co-operate with the committee in ensuring that the stae’s Health Service sector of is taken to a greater height.

Members of the Health Committee include Dr. Rasaq Balogun, Ajibayo Adeyeye, Mojeed Fatai, Yinka Ogundimu and Kazeem Raheem Adewale.

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