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Gov. Ambode Commissions Helipad for Medical Emergencies at LASUTH | Photos



LASUTH Helipad4Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday commissioned the first state-owned Helipad for medical emergencies in Nigeria at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

The governor, during the commissioning, said that the upgrading of the 24/7-bed and five Theatre Suits for pregnant women, popularly called Ayinke House, would be ready for use by 2017.

Governor Ambode, who also inspected medical facilities at the LASUTH complex, said as part of efforts to transform the health sector in the State for optimal performance, the Bola Tinubu Health and Diagnostic Centre will soon become operational, while approval had been granted for the rehabilitation, upgrade and bulk purchase of medical equipments required in 20 Secondary and 21 Primary health facilities across the State.

He added that a 27-bed Critical Care Unit was commissioned in LASUTH to provide life/organ support last month.

“This Helipad being commissioned today is a lifesaving asset and critical complement to the efficient functioning of this Unit and other emergency services being rendered by the State. The Helipad will also aid the movement of patients from remote areas where healthcare facilities to provide the level of emergency medicine required are not readily available.

Over the years, we have witnessed emergency situations which require timely movement of victims to appropriate medical facilities. Keeping in mind that every minute matters in securing the lives of people involved in these incidents, the usual movement by road is not the best option in such situations. Helicopters have therefore become an efficient and reliable option which can only be made possible with the availability of helipads within the hospital environment.

Given the status of LASUTH, as the State flagship tertiary health institution, offering referral services for other public and private medical institutions, it was obvious the helipad had to be located here,” the Governor said.

See photos below:

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  1. Kyjuan

    August 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    commissioning of helepad?? :S

    • Damilola

      August 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Misplaced priorities.

  2. Mariamah

    August 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Abeg, who is the helipad for?

  3. Love

    August 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Lol . Hospitals r in bad shape, doctors hv nt been paid, etc nd u r busy commissioning helipad. Ambulance services r not functioning properly nd u idiots r commissioning helipad dat will not be helpful to common man dat uses dis services

  4. m

    August 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    How many houses have the ability and space to land an helipad on their roofs? they cant even be landed on the roads…..not the best idea in my opinion

    • Derin87

      August 12, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Mistakenly loved your comment. If you own a tv, you will know that helicopters don’t land everywhere, someone comes down on a rope with a stretcher. Nigerians too dey complain, at least progress is being made. Why una no run for governor?

  5. Tomi

    August 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Well done. That is good. Eni to mo lo Kan. If you have friends or relatives who should not have dies as a result of complications during pregnancy or child birth you will understand. Eko o ni bake. Gov please continue to do good.

  6. Tomi

    August 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    who should not have died rather.

    • nene+

      August 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you Ambode! Some built it in their native villages for themselves and forgot about Nigerians!

  7. Delta geh

    August 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I appreciate what the governor is doing but we need to focus more on providing better services in the hospitals. Once the doctors have been well trained and are able to provide better services, things like the helipad would become more reasonable.

  8. anony

    August 11, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    16 billion naira helipad, yimu

  9. Ada

    August 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    please governor Ambode, remember to buy cryotherapy treatment machines for lasuth. a hospital this big has none . make sure to sign the appointment letters of those verbatim court reporters who have spent 22 months in training . they’ve been patiently waiting for you to do so.

  10. SEAN

    August 11, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    it just doesnt make sense, complete joke, JUST PAY WORKERS SALARIES, simple.

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