LASG inaugurates Primary Healthcare Centre in Ojodu
November 7, 2017
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, in a message at the inauguration, assured residents of a vibrant healthcare system in the state.
The governor was represented by Mr Segun Olulade, the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Health Services
“One of the core policy objectives of our administration in the health sector is to build a vibrant healthcare system through revitalisation of all our Primary Healthcare Centres.
“Primary healthcare is the bedrock of healthcare service delivery system worldwide as they are closest to the people.
“The renovation and equipping of this Primary Healthcare Centre is in line with our desire to bring quality health care service as close as possible to where people live and work.
“With the commissioning of this facility, the people at Ojodu community in Ojodu, Ikeja are guaranteed a minimum healthcare package which includes health promotion, education, maternal and child healthcare services.
“It also includes treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases which have been responsible for avoidable deaths in our communities,’’ he said.
Ambode assured the community of quality healthcare service delivery, saying the facility had been equipped with medical equipment and personnel to attend to their health needs.
“Health conditions that are not within the capacity of this primary healthcare facility will be referred to appropriate General Hospitals for further examination and treatment.
“This facility should, therefore, be the first point of contact for all households within this community.
“Health is wealth. A healthy community is a wealthy community and a healthy Lagos is a wealthy Lagos,’’ the governor said.
Ambode said that the facility belonged to the people as tax payers and, therefore, should be enjoyed as dividends of good governance.
The governor commended residents who pay their taxes, and said the government would continue to reciprocate such support by working harder to promote their welfare and well-being.
In his remark, Mr Julius Oloro, the Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA, said the residents were reaping the dividends of democracy.
Oloro, who commended the governor for his commitment to quality healthcare, assured residents of more dividends of democracy.
A monarch in the area, Oba Akeem Agbaosi, Eweobaja I of Agudaland said, “I am happy with this facility coming into existence in my time. I want Ojodu to be like Victoria Island’’.
Agbaosi urged the people to make use of the facility judiciously.
One of the beneficiaries of the facility, Mrs Oyeranmi Omolara, commended Ambode, saying the health centre was nothing to write home about before his intervention.