Ogun State Governor , Dapo Abiodun , has said that the state needs additional 150 doctors in the junior cadre to reduce the acute shortage of manpower in the state -owned hospitals .
The governor disclosed this while speaking with journalists during the National Physicians ’ Week of the Nigerian Medical Association in Abeokuta , the state capital .
Abiodun said he had given approval to all state – owned hospitals to commence the recruitment of 20 consultant doctors as a way of addressing manpower shortage .
The governor , who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government , Mr Tokunbo Talabi , said the recruitment was necessary to reduce the shortage of manpower and also boost health care delivery in the state .
Abiodun added that he had also approved the regularisation of payment of appropriate remuneration for all doctors working in state – owned hospitals .
He disclosed that the state would commence the implementation of the appropriate remuneration to state doctors by the end of October .
The governor said , “ Every reasonable and responsive government must ensure an enduring policy on health because of its direct link to the sustenance of the economy.
“ What has been requested now is that we still have 150 health workers at that level to be taken care of . ”