Commissioner for Health, @ProfAkinAbayomi disclosed this today after a facility inspection tour of two secondary health facilities; Ebute Metta and Harvey Road Health Centres, which have been approved for refurbishment in 2021.
@ProfAkinAbayomi noted that the refurbishment and renovation strategy which commenced last year would address the issues of design faults, drainage, patient flow, staff flow, water collection, infection prevention compliance or non-compliance, energy and ventilation.
he: “Mr. Governor @jidesanwoolu already knows the state of the General Hospitals and his mandate is that we do a deep refurbishment in all the general hospitals and bring them all to standard that is acceptable at an international standard.
Abayomi while noting that 8 hospitals have been earmarked for deep refurbishment in 2021 in addition to the ones started last year, added that the renovation would focus on bringing down the carbon footprintsand embrace renewable energy like solar, inverters & natural ventilators
We are also paying attention to sanitation; toilet, wash hand basins and making sure that all fittings are robust, strong and dependable, so that for five-ten years, none of the replacement will suffer underlying disrepair. So, that is generally what the intention is”, he said.
He noted that repair & refurbishment would be carried out in such a way that would not allow for major repairs in another decade except for continuous maintenance that would be done by the hospital management in collaboration with @infoLASIAMA
Abayomi disclosed that @followlasg has embarked on some Greenfield medical infrastructure projects to prevent issues noticed in health infrastructure across all levels of care in the State.
He added that all issues bedeviling medical health infrastructure will disappear when the Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu’s Medical Infrastructure Blueprint strategy is rolled out.
Abayomi noted that with the ongoing refurbishment and roll out of the Governor’s medical infrastructure blueprint, the medical infrastructure landscape of the State would look completely different adding that attention would be paid on maintenance.