By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
The Adhoc Chairman House Committee on Health of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusola Sokunle, has advised health and medical practitioners in the public hospitals to be dutiful and proactive in discharging their duties, saying that the profession calls for seriousness among its practitioners.
Sokunle gave this advice during the inspection of general and health centres in Lagos Island on Tuesday.
The lawmaker who was taking round facilities of the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital by the Medical Director, Dr Olufemi Omololu, explained that the health practitioners should see themselves as agents of development in the state.
Sokunle added that those facilities identified to be attended to by the state government would be collated and forward to the necessary quarters for quick action.
Earlier, Dr Omololu complained about the obsolete equipments which the hospital is planning to turn to scrab, lamenting poor state of delivery beds in the labour wards.
Omololu added, “The beds in our wards are the ones that were given to us some years ago by previous governments. We are currently renovating part of the hospital which could accommodate more patients”.
Also, at Onikan Health Centre, the Head of Nurse, Mrs Toyin Animashaun, took the adhoc committee round the facilities of the centre, pointing out to various obsolete equipments and shallow boreholes.
“We suffer from inadequate delivery beds, shallow boreholes and non functional equipments”, said Animashaun.
At Massey Street Children Hospital, Dr Abimbola Mabogunje, who stood in for the Medical Director, argued that the structural defect which the hospital suffers, affect the patients and efficiency of the manpower.
“Our engineering department suffers serious structural defect and this is really affecting our patients and as well the staff. We will need the assistance of the state government in this aspect”, said Mabogunje.