The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has charged the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) of the Lagos area with the need to partner with the government in the task of achieving health coverage universal and to maintain the security and economic livelihoods of citizens.
Professor Abayomi said this while receiving the newly elected leaders of the NMA, who paid him a familiarization visit to Lagos and also presented their three-point programme.
He congratulated the new exco, assuring them of cordial relations that will result in a win-win situation for the government and the association.
He urged them to join the government in the task of achieving universal health coverage and maintaining the security and economic livelihoods of citizens.
“The solidarity we have between us and the respective allied health professionals, key players and guardians of policies and components of the medical fraternity should work together to promote adequate health care for Lagosians and surrounding areas,” Abayomi said.
Lagos Zonal NMA Chairman, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu said in his address that the new exco’s three-point agenda is about: the welfare of Lagos doctors, the Lagos healthcare system and the people from Lagos.
Olowojebutu assured the Commissioner of his support and commitment to the Lagos NMA for the provision of quality and efficient health services to the people of Lagos.
The NMA leaders were accompanied by NMA Second Vice President (National), Dr. Adetunji Adenekan; Past Presidents Dr Temitope Ojo and Dr SK Adebayo, Dr Dapo Adegbaju MDCAN President Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital Yaba, Dr Samuel Okerinde ARD President LUTH, Dr Jimmy Arigbabuwo.
The others are: Association of Women Doctors of Nigeria, Lagos Branch, Dr. Ibironke Sodeinde and the President of the Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP), Dr. Makinde Akinlemibola and Dr. Saied Ahmad, President of the Medical Guild.