Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday expressed readiness of the state government to collaborate with medical practitioners to scale up health initiatives in various fields, to the ultimate benefit of the people.
She recalled the various medical mission programmes held across the state during electioneering, especially on cervical and breast cancer screening.
Sanwo-Olu said she would be willing to further collaborate with the association in implementing more health initiatives to allow more people benefit.
“In the area of health screening, that is one thing that we really capitalise on, especially in the Medical Women Association.
“We did a lot during the campaign period too on cervical and breast cancer screening, and let me use this opportunity to assure you that we would be willing to further partner to ensure that more people benefit in this regard,” she said.
Sanwo-Olu urged more female doctors to join the association and lend their voices to issues in the medical field, apart from working in the hospitals.
“All we know to do is to work, work, work and keep patients all the time, then forget ourselves, and then we grumble all the time that our presence are not being recognised wherever we are.
“So, I want to encourage more medical women to be up and doing. Apart from just working inside the hospitals, we should be a voice out there in terms of advocacy on medical field,” she said.
Sanwo-Olu commended members of the association for their laudable work and sacrifice to humanity.
She urged them to continue with the selfless service to the people.
“I am happy to see all of you. Thank you all for the wonderful works you are doing in the association. You sacrifice a lot of time, energy and finances too.
“It has been a long time I have been able to attend the meetings but I am with you in spirit though not physically present all the time,” she said.
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Dr Omowunni Bakare, congratulated Dr Sanwo-Olu and her husband for successfully taking over the mantle of leadership in the state.
Bakare expressed the readiness of the association to work with the state government to deliver on their health initiatives.
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