According to Dr. Tunji Alausa, Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, the Federal Government is prepared to assist the Lagos State Government in providing its citizens with more accessible and reasonably priced healthcare services.
During a courtesy call at the Lagos House in Lagos State, Dr. Alausa made the commitment to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State.
The Federal Ministry of Health’s Patricia Deworitshe, Director of Media and Public Relations, paraphrased the Minister as saying, “What we have is not working the way it should. Our indicators are quite appalling, but we have a mandate given to us by President Bola Tinubu to reshape, revitalise and get the healthcare system to where it should be, where citizens can have comprehensive healthcare.
“Lagos State has done reasonably well, and that’s one of the reasons why I am here to see how we can assist you to do better because if we are able to get it right in Lagos, we can begin to replicate this across other States in the Country. I urged the Lagos Government to further assist its resident’s key into the State Health Insurance Policies.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu assured the Minister of the willingness and readiness of Lagos State to collaborate with the Federal Government in areas of expertise to help complement what is being done in the state.