- The Lagos State Government has begun the construction of new Children’s Hospital in Lagos Island.
- The state government stated that the construction of a new Children’s hospital was geared towards addressing the challenges encountered at the Massey Street Children’s Hospital.
The Lagos State Government has begun the construction of new Massey Street Children’s Hospital located at the Adeniji-Adele Road, Lagos Island.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on Wednesday.
The commissioner, who was at the construction site on an inspection tour, stated that the construction was in fulfilment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Medical Infrastructure Blueprint strategy and his promise to replace the current Massey Street Children’s Hospital with a new specialist Children’s Hospital that is spacious and fit for purpose.
Speaking on the rationale for embarking on the project, Abayomi explained that the construction of a new Children’s hospital was geared towards addressing the challenge of space and expansion being encountered at the site of the current Massey Street Children’s Hospital.
He said, “Government is aware of the challenges encountered at the old Massey Street Children’s hospital; we understand that there isn’t enough space for expansion and this prompted us to look for a new location that is not too far away because we want to keep the important historical heritage associated with the Massey Street Hospital.
“Luckily, we found this site and we have spent a lot of time designing a specialist Children’s hospital. It is going to be very iconic, designed fit for purpose and will serve us for decades,” he added.
The Commissioner disclosed that the site for the new Massey Street Children’s Hospital has also been earmarked for some other medical infrastructure projects which will help Lagos to develop high resilience to shocks.
While revealing that the construction of the new Massey Street Children’s Hospital will span 18 months, the commissioner noted that land preparation and environment clearing is ongoing, adding that fencing will soon commence.
Recall that Governor Sanwo-Olu had revealed plans to commence the construction of a new Massey Street Children’s Hospital and some other health facility when he recently commissioned the Badagry Maternal and Child Centre earlier this year.
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