Lagos opens portal to recruit doctors, health workers

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos COVID-19
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos

The Lagos State Government has opened a portal to recruit doctors, nurses and other health workers as it moves to tackle the shortages at state-owned hospital.

The recruitment process is aimed at filling the void in 27 general hospitals for optimal healthcare delivery across the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Tuesday that the approval was given for the Health Service Commission to employ over 760 health workers of which 400 would be doctors in line with the government’s commitment towards addressing shortages of health workers.

He noted that the exercise would be done in batches to ensure compliance with coronavirus safety measures, adding that, the first batch of recruitment will be concluded soon after which the second batch will take off.

Dr. Muyiwa Eniayewun announced the commencement of recruitment exercise on Wednesday and provided a portal for qualified candidates.

He said that interested applicants could proceed to its recruitment portal: Jobs.lagosstate.gov.ng and apply for vacant positions as listed on the portal.

In a statement the Health Commission, “The decision to fill the vacant positions in the 27 General Hospitals across the State followed the approval granted by the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to increase the staff strength of medical personnel in the hospitals.

“Some of the vacant positions for employment opportunities include that of medical consultants, medical and dental officers, pharmacists, nursing officers, pharmacy technicians, dental therapists, and dental technicians.

“The recruitment portal: Jobs.lagosstate.gov.ng will only be accessible for three weeks from 12 noon on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to 12 noon on Wednesday, August 5, 2020,” the statement read.

The Commission, however, said that submission of forms in its office by applicants would not be entertained as part of measures to mitigate the spread of the deadly respiratory disease currently ravaging the world.