Here’s How Mainlanders Will Enjoy Quality HealthCare

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Government has said it would soon complete the construction of the 280-bed Ojo General Hospital which was started over a year ago by Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration.

During an inspection trip of the project site, the Commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi revealed that the secondary health facility which is located in the center of Ojo Local Government Area will be finished and delivered in nine months.

In order to increase access to high-quality and effective healthcare services in the local government and surrounding communities, Abayomi pointed out that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is dedicated to the quick completion of the Ojo General Hospital.

He also explained that, in conjunction with the State Government’s initiatives to establish universal health coverage, the hospital will, once finished, offer medical services to more than two million residents within its catchment region.

The Commissioner stated the project also took cognisance of the functioning flow for patients and health professionals within the facility and said that the hospital’s facilities had been meticulously constructed with a focus on low carbon footprint.

In his words: “Today the Ministry of Health is inspecting one of our major medical health projects; the Ojo General Hospital in Ojo LGA, which is part of Mr. Governor’s medical transformation agenda. With this project, we have paid special attention to design, functionality, carbon footprint and long-term low carbon maintenance”.

He added, “So what we have also done with this project is that right at the point of the design, we have paid attention to the functionality; the flow of the patients and staff, and we have made sure that the construction is low carbon and when the project is completed, the design features will keep the building naturally as cool as possible.”

The Commissioner revealed that the hospital will give medical services in a variety of specialties, including surgery, medicine, neurology, and infectious diseases among others, and expressed pleasure with the quality of work completed thus far.

For the key medical professionals who will staff the facility, he continued, four units of medical staff quarters comprising of eight flats each are also being built. He noted that this is in continuation of efforts to ensure timely and efficient health service delivery.

Speaking about the hospital’s choice of location, the Commissioner said that Ojo’s hospital is strategically situated next to important public facilities including the campus of Lagos State University and the Ojo military cantonment.

The catchment regions of Alimosho General Facility and Badagry General Hospital and other locations in the lagoon settlements spanning the Snake and Tin Can Islands will be served by the hospital, he said, filling the gap in the need for health services.

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