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Lagos govt counsels NMA on universal health coverage


The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has advised the newly elected executives of the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos zone to partner with the government on universal health coverage for Lagos residents.

Abayomi said this while receiving the NMA executives who were on a familiarisation visit.

He congratulated the new executives and assured them of a win-win situation for the government and the association.

Abayomi said, “The solidarity we have amongst ourselves and the respective Medical Allied Professionals, significant stakeholders and custodians of the policies and components of the medical fraternity should work together in promoting adequate healthcare for Lagosians and its environs.”

The NMA presented its three-point agenda during the visit.

Chairman, Lagos NMA, Dr Benjamin Olowojebutu, noted that their three-point agenda are Lagos doctors’ welfare, Lagos healthcare system, and Lagosians.

Olowojebutu assured Abayomi of the state NMA’s support and commitment to the provision of qualitative and efficient health service delivery to the populace.

The visiting NMA team was received by the Permanent Secretary, Health Service Commission, Dr Muyiwa Eniayewun, and Director Medical Administration, Training and Programmes, Dr Funmilayo Shokunbi.

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