Lagos Embarks On Massive Recruitment For Health Sector

Lagos State Health Service Commission has commenced mass recruitment of health sector workers to address the deficit in manpower requirements in public health institutions across the State. The Commission’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ademuyiwa Eniayewun made the disclosure while speaking on the steps being taken by the government to fulfil its promises to residents in order to ensure prompt, qualitative and accessible health service delivery to citizens. According to him, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the recruitment of a large number of health workers and directed that replacement of personnel who…

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Sanwo-Olu Presents Gifts To First Babies of the Year In Ijede, 3 Other Hospitals

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu today welcomed and presented gifts items to the first babies of the year in four state owned health facilities namely Ijede General Hospital, Agbowa General Hospital, Ketu-Ejirin General Hospital and Lagos Island Maternity Hospital. Baby Agede, a male who weighed 2kg delivered at exactly 12.01a.m. by Mrs. Bukola Agede is the first baby of the year at Ijede General Hospital. Another baby, a female who weighed 3.1kg delivered at 12.07am by Mrs. Beauty Agbor is the first baby of the year in…

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Oba Shotobi, Wife Present Cash, Gift Items to First Baby, Others In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu -Monarch promises to ask Gov. Sanwo-Olu to upgrade Ikorodu General Hospital The Ayangbure of Ikorodu, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Shotobi, and his queen, Olori Kudirat, on the new year day visited the General Hospital, Ikorodu, to present cash and gift items to the first baby in 2020. Mrs Nneka Bardi, a 34-year-old woman whose boy was delivered at 12.01am at the hospital on the new year day, was presented with cash and some gift items by Oba Shotobi and his wife. The hospital management and the Rotary…

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Lagos Begins Disinfection, Decontamination Of Live Bird Markets

Lagos State Government has commenced statewide disinfection and decontamination of 17 major live bird markets across the State. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal explained that the exercise is aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly swine disease particularly at this festive period when the demand for live bird increases. Lawal listed the markets where the disinfection and decontamination would take place as Olaleye live bird Market, Somolu; Awolowo live bird Market, Mushin; Mushin Main live bird Market; Bolade (Arena) live bird Market, Oshodi; Mile 12 live…

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Sanwo-Olu Charges AIDS Agency To Track 60, 000 Untreated HIV Victims

The Lagos State Government is on the trail of about 60,000 people, who tested positive to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) but did not go back for treatment. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu charged the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) to find the individuals for immediate antiretroviral therapy. The Governor gave the charge on Wednesday at the inauguration of the State’s HIV Consortium Group held at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel in Victoria Island. The event also featured the formal dissemination of disaggregated Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). Sanwo-Olu said the…

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Lagos Restates Commitment To Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality

Lagos State Government has restated its commitment to reducing Maternal and Child Mortality indices as it commences 2019 Maternal and Child Health Week geared towards the provision of health interventions surrounding maternal, newborn and child healthcare. Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, while briefing the press on the modalities of the Maternal and Child Health Week at Ikeja, stated that the present administration is committed to providing interventions surrounding maternal, newborn and child health in the State as, according to him, “Maternal, peri-natal and child health are the most important…

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Polio: Lagos Inaugurates Taskforce

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Monday, inaugurated the State Taskforce on Polio Eradication and Immunisation, stating that non-compliance is not only against humanity but an act against God. Performing the inauguration at the Round House, Dr. Hamzat averred that the real responsibility of government lies in meeting the exigencies of convincing Lagosians to accept immunisation voluntarily, rather than at the behest of pressures from officials. While urging religious leaders, whether Muslims, Christians or Traditionalists, to embrace routine immunisation as a core focus of preaching, the Deputy Governor…

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Oriwu At 70: Massive Turnout Besieged Anniversary’s ‘Walk For Fitness’, Novelty Match

Kunle ADELABU The second day of the week-long celebration in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the premier college in Ikorodu Division, Oriwu College, witnessed a massive turnout of both former and current students of the school as a marathon ‘Walk for fitness’ round major streets in the division and a novelty match were held on Saturday, October 26,2019. As early as  7am , former students of the school had started arriving their alma mata’s premises which was the takeoff point for the ‘walk for fitness’ , and by 8.30am,…

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Lagos Perfects Model For Primary Health Care Revitalisation

Lagos State Government has developed and perfected a model for Primary Health Care System revitalisation to enhance sustainable health care delivery and achieve universal health coverage. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi made the disclosure today at a Press Parley on the agenda of the Sanwo-Olu led administration in the health sector, noting that the model is anchored on the upgrade of existing primary health centres, construction of new ones in riverine and hard-to-reach areas, recruitment of more health workers, strengthening of the referral system and human resource development…

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Thousands Of Ikorodu Residents ‘Walk For Fitness’ To Kick Start 29th Oga Day Carnival

Wale JAGUN & Olatunji ADEMOLA As part of the activities to kick start the 2019 Ikorodu-Oga Day Carnival, the Chairman, Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS), Otunba Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru led other members of IKODASS executives and over one thousand Ikorodu residents on a marathon fitness walk round the town on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The walk, tagged, ‘Walk Together, Keep Fit Together ‘, was designed to sensitize the public on the week-long carnival scheduled to start on November 9. The walk, which took off at 7:30am at Ikorodu Town hall, saw…

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