The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, says the government has committed enormous resources to provide best health care for residents of the state.
Adebule spoke at the 5th Biennial Lecture of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, according to a statement on Sunday.
She noted that the government had provided money to increase bed spaces in health facilities at all levels of health care system in the state, especially at the grass roots.
She said, “The three tiers of medical care in the state will continue to receive attention so that we can have a healthy population that will create wealth.”
Adebule, who was represented at the event by Mrs. Yetunde Odejaiye, said the topic of the faculty lecture, ‘Foetal Origins of Adult Diseases: Implication for Child Health,’ had direct influence on the activities, programmes and policies of government.
She said, “Many adults are forced to live with the debilitating effects of diseases that can be traced to foetal origin. So, it is important for all of us in Lagos to be well educated on the origin of diseases to provide basis for which government will provide best health care for citizens.”
The lecturer, Prof. Samuel Omokhodion, said adult health disorders could be influenced by prenatal and infant environmental exposures.
Omokhodion, a professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, explained that foetal exposure to some chemicals and environmental pollutants, might affect the predisposition to adult diseases.