LASG Tasks NMA on Universal Health Coverage Partnership
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has charged Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Lagos Zone, on the need to partner with the government in the task of achieving universal health coverage and maintaining security and economic livelihood of citizens.
Prof. Abayomi said this while receiving newly elected NMA executives, who paid him a familiarisation visit in Lagos and also presented their three point pronged agenda.
He congratulated the new exco, assuring them of cordial relationships that will result in a win-win situation for the government and the association.
He urged them to join hands with the government in the task of achieving universal health coverage and maintaining the security and economic livelihood of citizens.
“The solidarity we have amongst ourselves and the respective medical allied professionals, significant stakeholders and custodians of the policies and components of the medical fraternity should work together in promoting adequate healthcare for Lagosians and its environs”, Abayomi declared.
Chairman, Lagos zone NMA, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu in his remarks said that the three point agenda of the new exco bothers on: Lagos Doctor’s welfare, Lagos healthcare system and Lagosians.
Olowojebutu assured the commissioner of their support and commitment of Lagos NMA to the provision of qualitative and efficient health service delivery to the Lagos populace.
The NMA executives were accompanied by the Second Vice President of NMA (national), Dr. Adetunji Adenekan; Past Chairman Dr Temitope Ojo and Dr S.K Adebayo, Dr Dapo Adegbaju MDCAN Chairman Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital Yaba, Dr Samuel Okerinde ARD President LUTH, Dr Jimmy Arigbabuwo.
Others are: President Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Lagos Branch, Dr. Ibironke Sodeinde and Chairman, Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP), Dr. Makinde Akinlemibola and Dr Saied Ahmad Chairman Medical Guild.