The Lagos State Health Service Commission (LSHSC) has commenced mass recruitment of health and clinical workers to fill existing vacancies and compensate for the deficit in manpower in all public secondary health facilities in the state.
The Permanent Secretary of LSHSC, Dr. Ademuyiwa Eniayewun, in a signed statement, said the administration had approved the recruitment of large numbers of health workers while also directing that exit replacement be ensured as and when due to minimize the effects of brain drain, which he noted, occurred in the health sector from time to time.
“Vacancies needing to be filled include 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.
“Interested candidates are expected to apply online, from Monday August 16 (today) to Saturday September 4 through the LSHSC’s portal at http://www.lshscrecruitment.com.ng.
*Only shortlisted candidates will however be contacted for the computer-based test and interview,” the statement added.
Governor Sanwo-Olu has also given the go-ahead for the upgrading of five hospital centres to the status of general hospitals.
Eniayewun named the affected comprehensive centres in Onikan, Harvey Road, Ebute-Metta, Ijede, as well as Ketu-Ejirin as facilities to be upgraded and equipped to reflect their new status, increasing the number of general hospitals in the State from 27 to 32.