The Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu says she is ready to collaborate with medical practitioners to play up health initiatives in various fields for the benefit of the people.
Mrs Sanwo-Olu gave this indication when she received leadership and members of Lagos State Chapter of Medical Women Association on courtesy visit.
Recalling the various medical mission programmes held across the state during the electioneering period especially on cervical and breast cancer screening, the wife of the Governor said she would be willing to further collaborate with the association in implementing more health initiatives to allow more people to benefit.
“In the area of health screening, that is one thing that we really capitalise on especially in the Medical Women Association. We did a lot during the campaign period too on cervical and breast cancer screening and let me use this opportunity to assure you that we would be willing to further partner to ensure that more people benefit in this regard,” Mrs Sanwo-Olu who is also a Medical Doctor said.
She urged more female doctors to join the association and lend their voice to issues in the medical field, apart from working in the hospitals.
According to her “All we do is to work work work and keep patients all the time then forget ourselves and then we grumble all the time that our presence are not being recognised wherever we are. So, I want to encourage more medical women to be up and doing. Apart from just working inside the hospitals, we should be a voice out there in terms of advocacy on medical field.”
She also commended members of the association for their laudable work and sacrifice to humanity, just as she urged them to continue with the selfless service to the people.
The delegation congratulated her and Governor Sanwo-Olu for taking the stewardship of the state, promising to work with the new government to deliver on health initiatives programmes.