By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State Government on Tuesday began the induction of 130 health workers who were recently recruited into the state civil service.
The move is a step meant to improve the patient-to-health giver ratio and better medical service delivery in the state.
The Director-General of the State Hospital Management Bureau, Dr Sa’ad Aluko, at the induction ceremony in General Hospital Ilorin, promised that more health workers would be employed as the revenue base of the state improves.
He said: “We have recruited at least 90 nurses, 19 doctors, and at least 20 other allied workers. Altogether, we are recruiting into primary and secondary health facilities and the number will keep increasing.
“His Excellency saw the need for us to improve healthcare services in the state. He saw the need to repair more of our hospitals and he is a strong believer that the hospitals will not just run themselves.
“That will even increase our services. So, our services have been increasing. People are having more confidence in our services and this has increased patients’ patronage.”
Aluko, who commended the strides of the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration in the sector, urged the new health workers to deliver on their mandate which is to save lives.
Director of Nursing Services, Mrs. Florence Adeniran, said the inductees are meant to enhance healthcare delivery in the state.