The Lagos State Ministry of Health Thursday, said it sacked 42 health workers for various offences relating to negligence in the last one year.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed this at the ministry’s 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing at Alausa. The event was to commemorate Governor Akinwunmi Ambode two years in office.
Idris said the ministry had resolved to take the issue of negligence by health workers seriously to protect lives of citizens in the state.
“We have established standards to address the issue of negligence. We have also employed civil society organizations who have been going round our health facilities to monitor and detect any form of negligence by our staff.
“In the last one year, the Health Service Commission has sanctioned and sacked about 42 health workers for various offences relating to negligence.
“We welcome criticisms and we will continue to do our best to protect, promote and restore the health of residents as well as ensure unfettered access to quality healthcare”, he said.
- Bola Kougbe