Ambode Urges Health Workers To Inspire Confidence In Public Hospitals
Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State, has called on health workers in the state to strive to increase public confidence in the state-owned health care facilities.
While pledging that government would continue to invest in health facilities, the governor urged health workers to surpass the expectation of the public by keeping faith with their professional oath and ethics.
Ambode, according to a statement on Thursday, spoke through the Chairman of the Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr Adebayo Aderiye, at the Alimosho General Hospital.
Patients at the Alimosho General Hospital, according to the statement, benefited from some gift items, which the state government distributed to all patients in all the state-owned general hospitals to mark the Christmas celebration.
“As we approach the New Year, I urge you all to adhere to the oath of ethics guiding this noble profession, as well as be prepared to provide quality services to residents of this great state,” the governor said.
He explained that giving to patients was one of the government’s strategies to widen its inclusion policy, such that “no one will be left behind in enjoying the dividends of good governance regardless of their health condition.”
The hospital’s Medical Director, Dr Madewa Adebajo, commended Ambode for his directive that Christmas should be celebrated in all general hospitals across the state, with gifts presented to the patients.
“This act shows that patients, in spite of their various health challenges, are not forgotten by the state government,” Adebajo said.