Why We’ll Always Ensure Proper Monitoring Of Health Facilities – Hon. Sokunle
… Says Access To Primary Health Care Important
The Chairman of the Committee on Health at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Hakeem Sokunle, has said a society can only be healthy if its inhabitants have easy access to health care.
Sokunle said this while inspecting the Eti-Osa East Local Government Health Center on Wednesday.
According to him, “The main role of primary health care centres is to provide continuous and comprehensive care to patients and also to offer quality health and social services to the underprivileged sections of the society.
“This is key to their healthy living.
“It is a known fact that primary health care offers the first set of professional care to patients by incorporating a proactive approach that utilises several preventive measures, management of chronic disease, and promoting self-care.”
He said the committee would continue with the inspection of facilities in other to ensure all equipment are in good shape and working conditions.
The Medical Officer of Health Care centre in Orile Agege, Dr A. A. Shodanya, also told the Committee that he was doing everything possible to ensure the residents of the area get the best.
He also said primary health care provides increased accessibility to advanced health care system for the community, “which results in excellent health outcomes and prevention of delay.”
Health centres visited by the Committee are the ones in Èbúté Meta, Orile Agege.
Others are the Agege Maternity Health Centre, Kola Alagbado Health Centre, Ifako Health Centre, Ojodu Health Centre, among others.