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Kwara to employ more doctors

By Demola Akinyemi

Ilorin — KWARA state government has concluded plans to employ more medical personnel this year in her ongoing efforts to deliver quality medical services to the residents in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Ladi Hassan, who disclosed this to newsmen while speaking on the activities of the state government in health sector, added that the action became imperative because state government last year spent N700 million to renovate all the state-owned hospitals across the state.

The action, according to the commissioner, was to  effectively reposition the state  health sector as a much needed viable alternative to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and other private hospitals in the state.

He noted that medical doctors, nurses and labora-tory scientists would be employed by the state government, stressing that those employed would be posted to deferent parts of the state.

He disclosed that the state government has spent so much in health sector and as such Dr. Bukola Saraki’s administration was commit-ted to improving the standard.

Hassan opined that his visit to various state-owned hospitals in various parts of the state has given him first hand information on the problems they are facing.


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