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Lagos employs 400 health workers, engages 1500 more

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Over 400 health workers have been employed and 1500 engaged by the Lagos State Government to fill existing vacancies in State-owned secondary health facilities between the last quarter of Y2020 and the second quarter of Y2021.

The Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr. Atinuke Onayiga, disclosed this today after reviewing the report of the ongoing recruitment exercise currently being coordinated by the Health Service Commission.

Dr. Atinuke Onayiga, Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission

She noted that the employment and engagement of the healthcare workers are part of the current administration’s strategy to improve human resources for health towards the provision of qualitative healthcare delivery in Lagos State.

Dr. Onayiga further stated that the recruitment exercise was conducted after approval of the Governor and in line with the exit replacement and human resource policy of the State government.

“The Lagos State Health Service Commission is doing everything within its capacity to ensure optimal human resource provision to the public health sector. This, we will vigorously pursue until we attain an equitable distribution of human resources in our health facilities”, the Chairman added.

Onayiga noted that with the increased investment in health over the years, especially in human resources, human capacity development, medical infrastructure and implementation of the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, the commitment of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration to the attainment of universal health coverage has been further affirmed.

The Chairman listed health workers employed and engaged to include Consultants, Medical Officers, Dental Officers, Medical House Officers, Pharmacists, Pharmacy technicians, Nurses, Nurse Interns, Dietitians, Physiotherapist, Radiographers, Optometrist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Dental Therapist, Dental Technologists, Medical Health Records Officers, Medical Engineers, Pharmacy Interns, Physiotherapy Interns, Radiographer Intern and Medical Laboratory Scientist Interns among others.

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