By Oluwafunke Ishola, Lagos.
The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB) has launched the upgrade of 20 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in the five divisions of the state to enhance quality healthcare services.
The Permanent Secretary of LSPHCB, Dr Ibrahim Mustafa, disclosed this in a statement issued by Filade Olumide, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, LSPHCB, on Thursday in Lagos.
Mustafa said that the move was to fulfil the government’s promise of infrastructure upgrade in its THEMES agenda for the health and environment sectors.
He added that the upgrade, which would start at Mende, Akoka and Abule-Nla PHCs, would be done in partnership with the Lagos State Infrastructure Management Agency (LASIAMA) and the various local government councils.
According to him, the upgrade will provide a favourable environment for both the health workers and patients, while enhancing the delivery of healthcare services to communities.
Also, Mrs Adenike Adekanbi, the General Manager of LASIAMA, said that the management agency was mandated to ensure that all infrastructure upgrades and constructions were up to global standards.
She reiterated the agency’s determination to ensure that standards were not compromised, saying that each PHC upgrade would be completed within three to six months after commencement.
Similarly, the chairmen of the 20 local government areas of the designated PHCs pledged their cooperation, saying that the synergy would strengthen good