The Lagos State Government has promised to improve access to health care by upgrading and renovating the primary health centres in the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Tayo Lawal, said the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration planned to restructure the health care system to restore public confidence in the system.
Lawal disclosed this while reviewing a report on the state of primary health facilities in Lagos, a statement said.
According to the statement, Lawal said one of the policy objectives of the present administration was to increase access to health care services through the revitalisation of the primary health system.
While noting that primary health centres are the bedrock of health care service delivery system worldwide, the permanent secretary explained that the Lagos State Government planned to construct new facilities as well as renovate and upgrade existing ones.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu is poised to ensuring that the entry point of the state health care system — the primary health centres — delivers on its mandate of providing quality basic health care services without any barrier whatsoever in line with the state government’s commitment to achieve universal health coverage,” he said.
Lawal assured that all primary health centres in the state had been equipped to provide minimum health care packages, including health promotion and education, maternal and child health care services, and treatment of common ailments and diseases.
He said the strategies would be implemented through the Basic Health Care Provision Fund and the Sustainable Drug Revolution Fund.
The government official added that the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board would intensify monitoring of primary health centres to ensure that they provide quality and efficient health care services.