Gov. Ambode commissions New Access Road to LASUTH
- Orders Contractors To Complete Ayinke House In Six Months

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday commissioned the new access road connecting the premises of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja from Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way.

Governor Ambode, who also inspected the progress of work on the LASUTH Maternity Hospital popularly known as Ayinke House, ordered contractors handling the project to work day and night to ensure completion within the next six months.

The new road, which is 400metres long, is designed with street light, drainage, median and beautification features. Speaking while commissioning the road, Governor Ambode expressed delight at the completion of the project, saying it was designed to facilitate faster access to medical care, thereby saving lives.

He said it was a thing of joy that after about three to four decades, another access road had been created to LASUTH. He said: "We are very delighted to be here. We beleive strongly that the major cornerstone for the growth of the economy of Lagos actually lies in the hands of all of you here because if we dont have healthy state, we cannot have a productive economy and that was why we decided that we would pay greater attention to health sector."

While commending the management of the institution, Governor Ambode assured that his administration would not relent in implementing policies and project to scale up the health sector.

Earlier, Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, ProfessorAdewale David Oke commended Governor Ambode for his commitment to the health sector, saying several projects had been executed in the institution.

Speaking on the road, Oke said: "This is a dream come true. For many years, we have had problem with movement of patients into the hospital. Sometimes, they are in the ambulance for fifteen or twenty minutes before they can get in but this road has solved that problem. "It is going to save our patients; its going to make access to the hospital very easy even for the workers. To add more to it, it is very aesthetically beautiful which complement the development that is going around."

Also speaking, Professor Babatunde Sholagbero, Provost of Lagos State University College of Medicine, said the completion of the road was an eloquent evidence of promise made and promise kept.

He also thanked Governor Ambode for facilitating the accreditation of Dentistry for the institution, thereby making Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH / LASUCOM) the only state university in Nigeria that has bachelor of Dentistry degree.

He added: "By the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, the accepted dentist to patient population in United States is 1 to 2000, but for Africa it is 1 to 150,000. So, for every dentist we produce, we will now have 150,000 Lagosians being catered for.

"Aside that, there are many other projects that the present administration has implemented in our institution and we are now a toast among committee of medical colleges," Solagbero said.

Also, President of Lagos State University Medical Students Association, Bada Akintayo Akinbobola commended Governor Ambode for his determination to scale up the health sector, saying LASUCOM is now regarded as the Havard of Africa judging by the massive investment in the institution by the State Government.

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