Prioritizing health care will reduce mortality rate – Mamora


THIS new facility is a demonstration of our capacity in the health sector to prove once again that prioritizing health care  services to the public despite this COVID-19 is as important, if not more important than the pandemic itself.

This was said by the Minister of State for Health, Dr Adeleke Mamora at the Commissioning  of General Out-Patient Clinic/Accidents & Emergencies Building Complex of the Federal Medical Centre, Ebutte -Metta, Lagos.

According to Mamora, this will also help in containing mortality rate in the country. He further revealed that at the level of the Federal Ministry of Health and briefings by the Presidential task force, govt always encourage health care and health institutions to pay as much attention  to the maintenance, sustainance and improvement of the existing health infrastructure and services to the public.


“This new facility which houses four departments, each of which is well equipped to provide quality medical services has not in anyway distracted the hospital’s management in its efforts regarding the care of COVID-19 patients” said Mamora.

While commending the management and staff of FMC for the laudable project, Mamora tasked them  to raise the bar of quality services in Nigeria.

In his address, the Chairman, Board of Management, FMC, Alhaji Ishola  Balogun Fulani pointed out that the new building will help in the management of patients especially those that requires services thereby reducing the mortality rate in the country.

“In our clinical services, we have jettisoned paper and pencil administration in our clinical services, because all our Clinical services from registration, Consultation, prescription, laboratory requests and results, patients noted and even payment systems are all automated and electronic” said  Fulani.

While commending federal govt. for all its efforts to contain COVID-19, Fulani  said the Centre is contributing her quota to its containment, with the Medical Director serving as the Incident Manager at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre.