The Lagos State Home of Meeting has advised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the state Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi, to accredit extra non-public hospitals for the remedy of COVID-19 instances.
The Home additionally urged the Governor to work with the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) within the struggle in opposition to COVID-19.
Talking on the ground of the Home in respect of a movement raised by Hon. Hakeem Sokunle (Oshodi/Isolo 1), the Chairman of the Committee on Well being on Thursday, the Speaker of the Home, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa famous that it was vital that the NMA be a part of arms with the federal government to scale back the unfold of the illness.
Obasa mentioned it was vital that docs working with the federal government ought to prepare docs in non-public hospitals.
“If we depart it to solely docs in authorities hospitals, the illness would unfold additional.
“It should unfold extra amongst folks dwelling in crowded homes and they’re greater than folks dwelling in flats and different self-contained buildings.
“We have to urge the federal government to name on the chairmen of native councils to work with CDAs to make sure that folks dwelling in crowded homes use face masks in addition to these getting into buses.
“We additionally want extra folks to handle COVID-19 sufferers. Additionally, the federal government ought to pay the hospitals for the folks they’re treating,” he mentioned.
The Home, nevertheless, counseled the docs within the state for his or her efforts and collaboration with the federal government.
The movement learn: “The Home famous the efforts of the Lagos State Authorities within the struggle in opposition to COVID-19 and the creation of seven isolation centres.
“The Home notes that COVID-19 retains spreading primarily based on the report that over 11,000 folks contracted COVID-19.
“We really feel that non-public hospitals with the required services needs to be concerned within the remedy.
“Many of the docs treating the sufferers are being paid by the state authorities.
“The Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) as soon as warned their members over the remedy of COVID-19 sufferers. We have to contain non-public hospitals in order that they may assist the state authorities and forestall one other lockdown.
“If the federal government entails non-public docs and members of the state chapter of NMA, and trains them, it will likely be simple to deal with.
“We name on the state Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to name on the state Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi to see how we may work with non-public hospitals to scale back the unfold of COVID-19.
Sokunle recommended that the state authorities provide you with a coverage to make docs in public hospitals prepare people who work in non-public hospitals who would then be licensed.
“After that, we should always display the hospitals and validate their tools, certify them and accredit the hospitals.
“Such hospitals can now admit COVID-19 sufferers. The federal government has accepted seven non-public laboratories up to now on COVID-19,” he added.