Doctors Lament Shortage of Nurses in Hospitals

The Chief Medical Director of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo has drawn attention to the shortage of nurses in hospitals and how it has affected health delivery.

Fabanwo raised the issue at the first rotational Lagos State Nurses’ Leaders Forum which held in LASUTH, recently.

He also hailed the rebound Lagos State Nurses’ Leaders Forum, challenging members to rise up to their calling.

Addressing the nurses, Fabanwo urged them to invest in research, education to boost their career.

The Chief Medical Director also seized the occasion to commend nurses for their commitment to work during the pandemic, adding their efforts did not go unnoticed.

On shortage of Nurse, he said, “He said, “Management is not unaware of the shortage of Nurses and we are working tirelessly on this.

“We are in constant discussion with the Government of Lagos State towards employing graduate nurses as this is a teaching hospital.”

Also speaking, Director of Nursing Services, Ministry of Health, Mrs. D.O.O. Shonibare , mentioned restated the objective of the forum to oversee and maintain the standard of nursing education in Lagos State.

She added, ” To generate data for planning of the total number of nurses required at the 3 tiers of the State health sector and develop statutory joint monitoring teams to evaluate the quality of nursing services rendered to Lagosians at the various health facilities in the State.

The Host of the day and Deputy Director of Nursing Services, LASUTH, Mrs. Adebola Aina, expressed the forum is a step towards improving nursing services in Lagos State and Nigeria,by extension.

Attendees at the forum include Heads of Nursing department spread across the primary, secondary and tertiary hospitals in the State.

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