In staying true to the promises of delivering quality healthcare to Lagosians and Nigerians at large, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has commissioned a helipad at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
Governor Ambode reiterates his government’s resolve to developing the health system in Lagos State, when he says that one of the major reasons for the helipad is to help people in remote areas get quick access to quality healthcare when needed.
According to the governor, “all efforts made by the Lagos State Government on healthcare are to raise the bar and upgrade LASUTH into an internationally recognized one and for the mission to be completed a standard air ambulance will be delivered to LASUTH for immediate use.”
Amongst other promises, Gov. Ambode announced that a remodeled two hundred and forty-seven beds, 5 theatre suits maternity hospital popularly known as Ayinke House would be ready for use by June 2017.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, noted that the only sure way to ensure that the Lagos State Government achieves its goal is for everyone to join hands and contribute their own quota to the development of the health sector of the state.
“Having had great support from this government in the area of improved health sector attention, I want to encourage us in the health service of the state to give our best in showing appreciation to government of the day”, the Commissioner added.
The Chief Medical Director, Prof Wale Oke noted that the commissioning records another landmark event in the health sector and majorly a giant stride in making LASUTH number-one Trauma Centre.
Prof. Oke added saying “several achievements are being recorded by the dynamic leadership of Gov. Ambode, some of which include the recent commissioning of a world class Critical Care Unit, approval to recruit medical and non-medical personnel amongst others and more”.