Lagos State Government has presented various gift items to all Alimosho General Hospital’s in-patients as part activities marking the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Governor Ambode, speaking during the distribution of the gift items at the hospital, said that the gesture was one of the ways of implementing the inclusive governance policy of the present administration, where everyone enjoys the dividends of democracy regardless of their status or situation in life.
Ambode, represented by the Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr. Adebayo Aderiye at the event, explained that the act shows that the patients in spite of their various health challenges are not being forgotten by the State Government.
While applauding the aesthetic improvement within Alimosho General Hospital premises, Governor Ambode commended the cleanliness and the infrastructural development witnessed in the hospital in recent times, noting that the hospital remains one of the best General Hospitals in the State.
He called on the healthcare providers to brace up for the health needs of the citizenry in view of the recently launched Health Insurance Scheme in the State, saying that health workers must be prepared to surpass the expectations of the masses in terms of quality healthcare delivery.
“As we approach the New Year, I urge you all to adhere to the oath of ethics guiding this noble profession as well as be prepared to provide quality services to residents of this great State. I also wish the patients at the various wards in this the hospital speedy recovery” he said.
Also speaking, the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Madewa Adebajo thanked the Governor for the noble gesture, stressing that supporting the patients with gift items during this yuletide season can uplift their morale and enhance quick recovery.
He also implored the hospital staff to continue to provide quality services to patients in humility and selflessness, emphasising that such an attitude is needed to ameliorate the pains of the patients and improve their health.
“It is a fact that some of our patients may not show understanding up to the level we expect, but I want to charge you as health-givers to imbibe the spirit of humility, brotherliness, and professionalism expected of you”, Adebajo stated.