Commissioner urges medical practitioners to practise evidence-based medicine

Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health has called on health care practitioners to practise evidence-based medicine anchored on proper laboratory and radiological analysis.

Professor Abayomi made this call at the end of year Gala and Award ceremony of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria which held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on Saturday.

Professor Abayomi enjoined the healthcare practitioners to resuscitate the spirit of comradeship and esprit de corps amongst themselves.

The health commissioner further noted that the Lagos State government will partner with the private sector and encourage private participation in the delivery of qualitative health care to citizens.

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He added that the state government is also working on providing access to finance at a low-interest rate for the private sector.

Professor Abayomi also spoke on the Lagos State health scheme premium payment, capitation and affordability.

He noted that the Hippocratic Oath should guide the delivery of healthcare to patients especially trauma patients in the emergency period.

“It is our moral duty & responsibility to respond to an emergency situation as healthcare workers.

We must first save & stabilise traumatised patients and stop the habit of asking for an initial deposit & police report before we tend to gunshot, road traffic accident patients,” he said

The gala event which was put together to celebrate and honour medical practitioners who have distinguished themselves in private practice was graced by the wife of the Governor Mrs Joke Sanwo-Olu, MD of First Foundation, Dr  Tosin Ajayi and President Nigerian Medical Association.

Others dignitaries at the event include the CEO, Krown Hospital, Dr Kayode Akinlade, Chairman Lagos chapter Nigerian Medical association Dr Saliu Oseni and the host, Chairman of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria Dr Tunji Akintade.

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