LASUTH Calls For Affordable Health Care System

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, has implored the government and medical stakeholders nationwide to support preventive medicine and policies that will encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles.

He said that this was still less expensive than curative care, which is more difficult to administer.

Adetokumbo made this statement yesterday in Lagos when Ehingbeti 2022 representatives visited his office to inform him of the importance of the Ehingbeti agenda for the future of Lagos.

Addressing the team headed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Human Capital Development, the CMD explained that preventative medicine is affordable and that disease may be avoided at a lower cost.

He stressed that at this crucial time, the government must support such a strategy for the benefit of the populace.

In addition, he thanked the Lagos State administration for conducting routine community screenings all over the state.

According to him, “Lagos State conducts community screening. They move into a community and then start screening for different diseases. “Now, when you talk about advanced care, the one we carry out in LASUTH is expensive. There is nowhere in the world where advanced care is cheap. But what most other countries have done is to make sure that rich people pay for the poor people through health insurance.”

“Health being at the centre of the development is very important. To have a successful and phenomenal transformation of the economic agenda, health has to be at the centre. So, LASUTH has to be at the centre of that conversation because it has shown that it has that capacity to transform medical education from health services across the length and breadth of Lagos and indeed servicing the entire South-West of Nigeria.”



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