By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Lagos State, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves, has canvassed for private sector partnership in executing healthcare agenda of the state government.
According to her, the free surgical intervention carried out by the state government recently in partnership with some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) demonstrates the commitment of the State government to collaborate with well-meaning individuals and organizations to increase access to quality health services in furtherance of the State government’s quest to achieve universal health c overage.
She said, “as a State that believes in community participation and vibrant partnerships, the Ministry of Health is always open to collaborate with well-meaning Nigerians whose plans and intentions align with the vision of the Government to ensure that citizens live healthy and productive lives.
“As such, the Lagos State Ministry of Health collaborated with the Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation (BOF) to carry out this surgical outreach which commenced on Monday September 2, 2019 with medical screening and consultation as well as dental services such as scaling and polishing, dental extractions and health education. 150 people were however slated for surgeries after conclusion of medical examination and screening”.
She commended BOF for initiating an intervention to ensure that residents who have no wherewithal to seek medical care for their ailments benefits from an intervention which not only put smiles on their faces but restores their hope in government to ameliorate their sufferings.