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THE HEALTH SECTOR CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE.

The problems of Lagos Public Health hospitals include but are not limited to the following:
1. Poor amenities
2. A demoralised workforce
3. Poor referral facilities
4. Very low doctor to patient ratio
5. Long waiting times
6. Lack of bed spaces
7. Deceptive propaganda.

To say the present administration has paid lip service to the health care needs of its populace would be putting things mildly, the hospitals at best, cannot be called anything more than mere consulting clinics, they are not state of the art and do not deserve to be called tertiary health institutions.

Basic amenities like functioning blood pressure machines, ambu-bags for resuscitation, thermometers are few and far between, not a few people have lost loved ones because something so basic as constant oxygen supply was inadequate.

The running battles between the state government and the workforce which has led to incessant strikes is legendary, issues bordering on withheld allowances, stoppage of residency training, ca…