Mrs Bolanle Ambode, wife of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday urged private medical practitioners in the state to complement government’s efforts in providing quality healthcare to the citizens.
She made the call while receiving the executive members of the National Guild of Medical Directors, who visited her in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visit was part of the activities marking the 2015 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the guild.
Ambode said that government alone could not bear the cost of healthcare delivery in the state, remaking that the responsibility required public and private collaboration to drive.
”Private hospitals have been contributing a lot to healthcare delivery in Lagos State and we appreciate your efforts.
”We urge you to do more because healthcare is essential to the growth and development of the state,” she said.
Earlier, the Secretary-General of the guild,¬ Dr Festus Oshoba, had commended Lagos State Government’s effort in improving healthcare delivery in the state.
Oshoba, promised that the guild would continue to work toward improved healthcare service to the people. (NAN)