Lasg employs 925 health workers for primary health care counseling

Some of the new employees during the induction program. In a bid to improve health care delivery at grassroots level, the Lagos State Government has employed 925 health workers through a recent recruitment exercise undertaken by the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board. Lagos State (LSPHCB).

The Permanent Secretary of the Board, Dr Ibrahim Akinwunmi Mustafa revealed this during an induction program for new staff, adding that newly hired health workers cut across different categories of health professionals and cadres including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, health extension workers, scientists and laboratory technicians, environmental officers and health information management officers.

He said: “The employment of the new set of health workers by the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board will increase the staffing of primary health care centers across the state given the high standard staff attrition”.

He said the increase in the workforce will lead to improved health service delivery in Lagos State as there is an influx of people especially from neighboring states that share borders with Lagos and wish to benefit from its improved medical services.

Dr. Mustafa further said that the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu is concerned about the implementation of comprehensive health care delivery in the state, pointing out that health is one of the important pillars of the program THEMES of Lagos State Government.

While noting that the employment of additional labor will definitely close the labor shortage gap in PHCs across the state, the permanent secretary asserted that the Board also plans to employ more healthcare workers in the immediate future to cope with population growth and that staff exist due to voluntary and statutory retirement.

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