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To stem brain drain, Sanwo-Olu approves recruitment of clinical staff for health sector

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Approves Upgrade of Five Health Centres to General Hospitals

To stem the rising tide of brain drain, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the recruitment of clinical staff to fill the existing vacancies in the 27 secondary healthcare facilities in the State.

The recruitment is also to ensure that residents get optimal healthcare services whenever they visit any of the government hospitals for medical treatment.

Doctors preparing to perform an operation. CREDITS: Shutterstock

A release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Health Service Commission, Dr. Ademuyiwa Benjamin Eniayewun, said that “Vacancies to be filled include posts for Consultants, Registrars, Medical and Dental officers, Health Records officers, Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists and Physiotherapists.

Others are Radiographers, Optometrists, Dental Therapists and Technologists, Medical Laboratory and Dental Technicians as well as House Officers and Interns.


Eniayewun stated further that all applicants are expected to apply online, from Monday, August 16, 2021, to Saturday, September 4, 2021, through the Commission’s portal at, adding that only shortlisted candidates will, however, be contacted for the computer-based test and interview.

Similarly, the Permanent Secretary also revealed that the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has given his approval for the upgrade of five comprehensive hospital centres in the State to General Hospitals.

According to him, the affected Hospital Centres are those in Onikan, Harvey Road, Ebute-Metta, Ijede and Ketu-Ejirin.

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