The former Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Leke Pitan, has said that plans are underway for the inauguration of a medical village.
He said the purpose of the medical village was to attract both foreign and local investors in the health care sector, with the overall goal of making the state the medical hub of the country.
“The medical village would be a public-private partnership between the government and health care practitioners in the state and beyond. Doctors must change from their old ways of practice into modern medicine,” he said.
Also, the Director, Lagos State Health Services Commission, Dr. Wunmi Salako, charged doctors in private practice to strengthen the quality of health care services being offered at the primary health care level.
The State Chairman of AGPMPN, Dr. Adeyeye Arigbabuwo, said the association organised the workshop to expose doctors in private practice to opportunities that abound in working with government to provide affordable and accessible health care.