Lagos to Build More General Hospitals
By Dipo Omoware
The Lagos State government says it has approved the building of two new general hospitals in the state.
Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi said this at a press briefing hosted by the Ministry of Health, Lagos in Alausa Ikeja earlier today.
Professor Abayomi said the hospitals will be located in the Epe and Badagry Local Government Areas of the state.
The commissioner also said the government is making plans to build new general hospitals in each local government area of the state and increase the facilities from 28 to 57.
Professor Abayomi added that the government is also planning to recruit more doctors, as well as create an enabling environment for health practitioners to work rather than leaving the country.
Prof Abayomi also said the government is concerned about the growing number of cancer cases in the state, adding that plans are also on ground to build cancer specialist units.
“We don’t have many cancer specialist centres in Lagos or in Nigeria for that matter and we are now focusing on trying to get a cancer specialist unit in Lagos through a PPP arrangement so that we can address the increasing number of cancer cases we’re seeing both in adults and in children for we must prepare by developing specialist units for managing cancer cases.”
Additional report by Ijeoma Esek.