Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, has commended the management of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute Metta, Lagos state, for the complete digitalization of its clinical services.
Speaking on Friday at the inauguration of the accidents and emergency building complex, Mamora described the services at the public health facility as impressive.
He urged officials of the hospital to continue to raise the standard of quality healthcare to Nigerians.
“Before I came for this assignment, I have heard so much about the Federal Medical Centre Ebute Metta in terms of blazing the trail in so many areas. Coming here today, I have a sense of satisfaction in terms of what the team here under the leadership of Dr. Adedamola Dada has been able to do,” the minister said.
“This is impressive. The team has been able to raise the bar in terms of quality standard, which is what we expect, despite being in COVID-19 pandemic period. I was amazed to know the amount being charged. It is next to free. Everything is automated. This is something highly commendable.
“The building we are commissioning today, as I was told, started barely eight months ago. Despite the pandemic, the project has been completed in record time.”
Speaking at the event, Ishola Balogun-Fulani, chairman of the hospital’s board of management, said the facility is at the forefront of a digital revolution in the health sector.
“We are a family here. It is therefore not surprising that our hospital is leading the way in transforming the health landscape in Nigeria,” he said.
“We have jettisoned paper and pencil administration in our clinical services in this hospital. All our clinical services from registration, consultation, prescription, laboratory requests and results, patients notes and even payment system are all automated and electronic. “