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150 nurses resigned from LASUTH in 3years

150 nurses resigned from LASUTH in 3years
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The hospital management said the health workers are relocating abroad.

The management of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, has revealed that at least 150 nurses have resigned their appointments with the tertiary hospital in the last three years. During a media briefing in Lagos on January 9, 2022, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, who revealed it said that the situation arose as a result of health workers relocating abroad to practice. He noted that the exit replacement strategy of the government had ensured that operations were not disrupted at the hospital.

Also, he said that applications for positions of nurses and resident doctors have reduced in the hospital. Fabamwo said that the hospital now recruits double qualified nurses and also engaged some retired-but-not-tired nurses on contract basis to bridge the gaps. At the media briefing, he also spoke on the issue of bed space management. He said that the hospital was using a team of nurses called “monitoring crew” to ensure speedy transfer of stable patients from emergency units to wards.

Lagos partners eight firms to check quackery in hospitals.

Meanwhile, as part of the efforts aimed at checking avoidable deaths from quackery in the health sector, Lagos State Government has appointed eight private organizations through its Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) to monitor compliance of health facilities with standards across the state. The Board Chairman of the agency, Dr. Yemisi Solanke-Koya, said at the media briefing that the outsourcing of the monitoring for compliance by the organizations will commence immediately and be for six months of a pilot phase with the intent to review the process at the end of June 2023.

She said the organizations had all signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The objective is to increase the monitoring coverage for health facilities to improve quality of healthcare delivery to residents of the state. According to her, the private organizations were selected after due procurement process, with the organizations monitoring both public and private health facilities in the assigned local councils. She said that to ensure that the franchises live up to expectations, a comprehensive three-day training course was organized for them by the agency.

Ratio of health workers to the population is reducing.

Also, the Executive Secretary of HEFAAMA, Abiola Idowu, enjoined the hospitals across the state to access the health facility inspection tool on the website to do self-assessment and upgrade their operations as HEFAAMA’s officers continue to work with the private organizations. Idowu urged the franchise companies to continue to uphold and maintain the image of the agency to enhance efficient service delivery and that the public should report illegal operation or unprofessional conduct to the agency for prompt action.

It should be noted that there has been consistent brain drain in Nigeria, especially in the health sector. The recommended doctor-patient ratio around the world by the World Health Organization (WHO) is one doctor to 600 patients. However, Nigeria has a doctor-to-patient ratio of one doctor to 5000 patients. Health workers are relocating abroad in droves because of the low pay and the non-conducive working environment in Nigeria. When these health workers find better opportunities abroad, they do not think twice about it.

Allegedly sold COVID-19 vaccination cards without inoculation.

The CMD of LASUTH said that the ongoing construction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) building with a 120-bed capacity in the hospital was at 90-percent completion stage. Speaking on the issue of one Solomon Oriere, who allegedly sold COVID-19 vaccination cards without inoculation, Fabamwo said that impostor was not a worker of LASUTH. He said Oriere had been arrested and is currently in police custody. He added that the public will be kept updated on the findings of the investigation.


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14 days ago

150 nurses resigned from LASUTH in 3 yearsThe hospital management said the health workers are relocating abroad. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
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14 days ago

Nigeria is not healthy enough for Nigerians to work. There is no enabling environment for people to thrive in their respective works and businesses. This is why alot of nurses withdrew from LASUTH.

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14 days ago

This is too bad for 150 nurses to resign from a federal hospital despite the shortage of health workers we have yet government are not making the job attractive to people instead they are been owed salaries and many more are willing to relocate.

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14 days ago

I’m not surprised. I expect such from the nurses. They also have family they are catering for and environment they give to. We need to respect their decisions, let them go out and explore other options.

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14 days ago

This crazy scenario came about because medical professionals moved to other countries in order to continue their careers.

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14 days ago

It is unfathomable that the tertiary hospital has lost at least 150 registered nurses in the past three years due to their resignations from their positions there.

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14 days ago

In order to fill in staffing gaps, the hospital has begun to recruit nurses with dual qualifications and has also begun to work with retired but active nurses on a contract basis.

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14 days ago

The discharge methodology adopted that the government had implemented had assured that operations at the hospital were not hampered in any way.

Member
8
14 days ago

The franchisors were given a full three-day training session by the agency in order to guarantee that they are able to meet the standards that have been set for them.

Member
8
14 days ago

The purpose of this project is to expand the monitoring coverage for health facilities in order to enhance the standard of medical care that is provided to citizens of the state.

Member
8
14 days ago

The public should report any illegal operations or unprofessional behaviour by franchise firms to the agency for swift action, and the franchise companies should uphold and preserve the agency’s image to improve the agency’s ability to provide services.

Member
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14 days ago

To improve the quality of healthcare supplied to residents of the state, this project aims to increase the number of facilities subject to regular monitoring.

Member
8
14 days ago

If franchise businesses are found to be engaging in illegal activities or behaving in an unprofessional manner, the public should notify the agency so that appropriate action can be taken, and the franchise businesses should do their part to protect and promote the agency’s reputation so that it can better fulfill its mission of providing essential services.

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14 days ago

Franchise companies should uphold and preserve the agency’s image to strengthen the agency’s ability to offer services, and the public should report any illegal operations or unprofessional behavior by franchise firms to the agency for fast action.

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13 days ago

150 nurses resigned from LASUTH in 3 years. This is to bad for Nigeria. What a shame, due to I don’t care government of Nigeria our nurses are running of this country

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13 days ago

Our government should cover their faces in shame seeing the high rate of medical person jetting out of the country. Our government should please do their home work and make the country a save hive and conducive environment to reside.

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13 days ago

The working conditions in Nigeria are too dangerous and unhealthy. Nobody can succeed in their jobs or enterprises because there is no supportive atmosphere. Consequently, many of the school’s nursing graduates left LASUTH.

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13 days ago

A lot of nurse are resigning and moving aboard since they see the place will benefit them more than here in the country is better the government solve the issue and make people to be staying in the country is everything is in normal standard so to make use of their talent for the growth of the country not to be moving else where

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13 days ago

The statistic is a very bad omen to the health sector of the country.Before this statistic came up,the health sector is almost overstretched which people has been complaining and urging the government to find solution but when this Buhari regime came in, everything just turn upside down without any solution and the health keeps living the country everyday.

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13 days ago

150 nurses resigned from LASUTH within three years is very alarming and shows the weakened state of this country Nigeria. Our government are to be blamed for not providing a safe and perfect environment for the citizens of Nigeria.

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13 days ago

At this rate, we are at risk. The health sector is one of the crucial sector of every nation. When there’s brain drain in the health sector, we might have to make do with quackery.

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13 days ago

Franchise firms can help safeguard and uphold the agency’s reputation by notifying the agency if they are discovered to be involved in unlawful activity or acting in an unprofessional manner so that appropriate action can be taken.

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