Lagos Opens Recruitment Portal for 700 Doctors, Other Health Workers

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 16 – The Lagos State Government, yesterday opened its portal for the recruitment of 700 doctors and other health workers in a bid to tackle the acute paucity of doctors in state-owned health facilities.

It was gathered that the exercise was to fill the vacant positions in its 27 General Hospitals for efficient healthcare delivery.

The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said 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.

According to him, 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.

Confirming the approval, the state Health Service Commission, Dr. Muyiwa Eniayewun announced the commencement of recruitment exercise for medical professionals into General Hospitals across the state.

Interested applicants are enjoined to visit the recruitment site: Jobs.lagosstate.gov.ng and apply for vacant positions as listed on the portal.

“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 will only be accessible for three weeks from noon on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to noon on Wednesday, August 5, 2020,” the statement read.

The Commission, however, mentioned that submission of forms in its office by applicants would not be entertained in order to mitigate the spread of the deadly corona virus disease currently ravaging the world.


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