In a recent development in the health sector crisis plaguing Lagos State, the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria has earmarked 84 hospitals as free healthcare centres to alleviate the suffering of the Lagos State masses.
This move came as a solidarity gesture from the association to the members of the public. The state Chairman of the association, Dr. Olayinka Oladosu, explained that the hospitals were located in strategic places in the state to ensure that patients in critical conditions did not have to travel far. He also stated that the association had also provided seven emergency centres in each local government.
However, the hospitals are to only offer free treatment to patients who possess general hospital cards.
Doctors in the selected private hospitals are to attend to all cases, referring cases requiring specialized assistance to the consultants in the public hospitals.