July 21, 2024

Lagos deficient by 30,000 medical doctors ? Commissioner

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Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, has disclosed that the state health sector is deficient by 30,000 medical doctors. Abayomi stated this on Wednesday, July 10, at the ongoing 2024 Clean-Air Forum in Lagos.  He said the mass exodus of medical doctors out of the country has resulted in pressure on the available

Lagos deficient by 30,000 medical doctors ? Commissioner

Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, has disclosed that the state health sector is deficient by 30,000 medical doctors.

Abayomi stated this on Wednesday, July 10, at the ongoing 2024 Clean-Air Forum in Lagos. 

He said the mass exodus of medical doctors out of the country has resulted in pressure on the available doctors.

The theme of the event is “Advancing Collaborations and Multi-regional Partnerships for Clean Air Actions in African Cities”. It was organised by the University of Lagos, AirQo, and the Makerelere University, Uganda, with support from the Lagos government.

Speaking on the forum’s theme, the commissioner decried the negative impact of air pollution and its bearing on the health sector. 

He said the state has been facilitating inter-agency collaborations to mitigate the crisis

He added that Lagos state is in dire need of medical doctors to cater to the medical needs of the city.

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