Lagos sacks 42 health workers

Lagos sacks 42 health workers

The Lagos State Government said it has sacked 42 health workers since Governor Akinwunmi Ambode resumption in office for various offenses relating to medical negligence. Dr Jide Idris, Commissioner for Health, said this at the 2017 ministerial press briefing of the Ministry of Health to commemorate Ambode’s two years in office at Alausa, Lagos.

Idris said that the issue of negligence by health workers was being taken seriously by the ministry to protect lives of citizens in the state.He said: “We have established standards to address the issue of negligence, we have also employed civil society organisations who have been going round our health facilities to monitor and detect any form of negligence by our staff. In the last one year, the Health Service Commission has sanctioned and sacked about 42 health workers for various offences relating to negligence. Read more 

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