Monday, 11 May 2015

Nigeria: Lagos is setting the pace in health care

Dr Jide Idris, Lagos State Commissioner for Health recently recounted the success story of the first ultra-modern Cardiac and Renal Centre in West Africa located in Gbagada.

He said the centre since inception in March has treated 496 patients and reduced the number of medical tourists. The centre successfully carried out several renal dialysis and cardiac procedures including two heart surgeries, as well as pacemaker insertions.

On the Goitre Control programme which was inaugurated on March 17, 2014, the commissioner said that 67 patients had undergone surgery while 62 patients were awaiting surgery.

He also said that 12 patients were currently on medication due to the abnormal thyroid function.

"In the last one year, through the State's Limb Deformity Corrective Surgery and Rehabilitation Programme, 65 patients were screened and 17 of them were operated upon and referred for physiotherapy.

"One limb corrective surgery had been carried out, two patients were given wheel chair and 23 are awaiting Orthotic devices.

"Our records for the Cleft and Palate Repair Programme, showed 71 patients between the age three-month and 15-years were screened and 48 surgeries were performed.

"31 lips repair, seven palate repairs and 10 nasal repairs were performed in the last one year, " he said.

Idris said that the state government would also continue to ensure accessible, affordable and quality healthcare for the residents of the state.


What can I say? Lagos is working, Fashola is working!

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