The Lagos State Government has begun the construction of doctors’ quarters in new medical facilities to improve the condition of service for doctors and other healthcare professionals.
Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this on Wednesday, during his inspection tour of ongoing medical infrastructure projects in the state. He was accompanied by the
Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and other prominent health professionals in the state.
Sanwo-Olu reiterated the essence of the provision for doctors’ quarters, saying it is a deliberate effort of the state government to improve healthcare service delivery in the state as well as the working condition of medical personnel in the state.
“In the new hospitals we are building, we have included the construction of doctors’ quarters just as we have in Lagos Island General Hospital. We are currently building quarters for doctors in Gbagada General Hospital and another one on General Hospital, Isolo. This is to improve the condition of service for our doctors and other health professionals supporting them,” he said.
The governor inspected the ongoing construction at Adeniji Adele Road and extensive phase rehabilitation and renovation of outdated facilities at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos.
He said: “Today, we inspected the construction of the new Massey Children Hospital, where we noticed the two buildings that are supposed to be coming up on the site. The nine-storey car park, which is currently at the third floor and the 10-storey children’s hospital. All the 547 piling caps required to fully raise structure on the hospital site have been completed. The contractor has been working double hard on the terms of the project.”
At the General Hospital Odan, Lagos, the Governor inspected the first, second and third phases of the rehabilitation and refurbishment work done at the facility which included the redesigned and upgraded hospital’s Accident and Emergency section, Surgical Emergency wards, and Training rooms. Others are the Pharmacy department, Catering section, Eye Clinic, Administrative Building, Ambulance Bay, Relative Waiting Area and Children’s Surgical Wards.
The final phase, Sanwo-Olu said, will ensure a full upgrade of the Pathology Department and construction of new wards to accommodate more patients on referral.