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Address Staffing Shortages At General Hospital Ilorin, Resident Doctors To Kwara Governor



Address Staffing Shortages At General Hospital Ilorin, Resident Doctors To Kwara Governor

The Association of Resident Doctors at General Hospital Ilorin, now upgraded to a Teaching Hospital, has called on Kwara State Governor AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq to address critical staffing shortages, News About Nigeria reports.

This appeal was made in a Sallah message sent to the governor on Tuesday, stressing the urgent need for additional medical personnel.

In a statement signed by the association’s President, Dr. Usman Abubakar, and Secretary, Dr. Audu Charles, the doctors said there is severe shortage of medical staff, which has impacted service delivery in several departments of the hospital.

“There is an acute shortage of medical staff in the hospital, which has hindered services rendered in some departments of the hospital,” the statement read.

The association stressed that with the hospital’s recent upgrade to a Teaching Hospital, it is crucial to address these staffing issues to ensure smooth operations and successful implementation of its new status.

“Since the General Hospital, Ilorin, is now a Teaching Hospital, it has become pertinent to address germane issues that will help the Teaching Hospital take off successfully and allow it to have smooth operations for the benefit of all in Kwara,” they added.

Despite the staffing challenges, the doctors congratulated Governor AbdulRazaq on his administration’s achievements, particularly in malaria control and the passage of the Kwara State Teaching Hospital Bill.

They commended the governor’s efforts and encouraged him to continue striving to make Kwara a leading state in the country.

“While congratulating you on these achievements, we want you not to relent in your commendable efforts to make Kwara a shining star amongst other states in the country,” the doctors stated.

The association also urged the governor to domesticate the Medical Residency Training Act in the state, as it is important for the advancement of medical research and training.

“This will allow the Resident doctors in the State to have better research and training opportunities in order for them to offer the best medical services to the people,” they noted.

In their concluding remarks, the association extended festive greetings to Governor AbdulRazaq, wishing him a joyful Eid Adha celebration.

“The entire members of the Association heartily wish Governor AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, Barka da Sallah, as we celebrate this year’s Eid Adha,” the statement concluded.

This appeal comes in the wake of the governor’s recent signing of a bill upgrading the General Hospital to the Kwara State University Teaching Hospital, marking a significant milestone in the state’s healthcare development.