Lawmaker Advises Doctors In Govt Hospitals To Be Patient-friendly

The Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Health Services, Hon. Suru Avoseh has cautioned doctors in state hospitals to be more friendly and accommodating while attending to patients.

Avoseh stated this during the committee members’ visit to Orile-Agege General Hospital as part of their oversight function.
The lawmaker noted that he learnt that some doctors are in the habit of using derogatory words on patients seeking treatment.

This, according to him, negates the Service Charter of the State Government which is geared towards efficient service delivery to the people.

The lawmaker however, reiterated government’s commitment to providing prompt and qualitative health services to Lagosians, while assuring that more drugs as well personnel would be provided to general hospitals in the state to complement the existing workforce.

Avoseh said further that the purpose of the visit was to know how the medical personnel are discharging their civic responsibilities particularly to the patients.

Responding, the Medical Director, Orile-Agege General Hospital, Dr. Iyabo Tijani, identified lack of enough space as one of major challenges facing the hospital. She therefore urged the authority concern to find a lasting solution to the problem.

Some of the patients who spoke called on the state government to urgently address the shortage of medical personnel.

The committee members later visited Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital where the Avoseh urged the management to be proactive in their approach to their relationship with visitors to the hospital especially patients.

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