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Resident Doctors in Kwara State Call for Urgent Recruitment of More Health Workers

Resident Doctors in Kwara State Call for Urgent Recruitment of More Health Workers

The Association of Resident Doctors at General Hospital Ilorin, Kwara State, has appealed to Governor AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq to address the critical shortage of medical personnel at the facility. The hospital’s upgrade to a Teaching Hospital has exacerbated the need for more health workers, the doctors said.

In a statement, the association’s President, Dr. Usman Abubakar, and Secretary, Dr. Audu Charles, congratulated the governor on his achievements, including malaria control and the passage of the Kwara State Teaching Hospital Bill. However, they urged him not to relent in his efforts to improve the state’s healthcare system.

The doctors also highlighted the need for the domestication of the Medical Residency Training Act, which would provide resident doctors with better research and training opportunities, enabling them to offer top-notch medical services to the people of Kwara State.

The association commended the governor for his commitment to healthcare development and urged him to prioritize the recruitment of more health workers to address the shortage, which is hindering services in some departments.

The governor had recently signed a bill upgrading the General Hospital to a Teaching Hospital, a move that has raised expectations for improved healthcare services in the state.