October 3, 2023

The Lagos State Government has urged health workers to pay more attention to their mental and physical health needs as they deliver healthcare services to citizens.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, made the call in a statement signed by Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, Director, Public Affairs in the ministry, on Tuesday in Lagos.

Ogboye noted that improving quality and effective healthcare service delivery are a direct reflection of the mental, physical health and well-being of health workers.

He said this at the Y2023 Continuing Medical Education programme organised by the ministry for health workers and allied staff.

Ogboye encouraged healthcare professionals to pay adequate attention to their own health just as they give professional care to their patients.

“This capacity building exercise or workshop is in line with the direction that the Lagos State Government wants to go in the development of its workforce.

“The main objective is to build the capacity of our health workers, especially around trending topics such as epidemics, writing proper reports, proper programme planning, among others,” he said.

According to him, Lagos State Government is committed to improving the well-being of its workforce.

Ogboye said that the state government would continue to improve the capacity of its health workforce through regular training programmes that would improve the quality of healthcare delivery in the state.

He added that the government would continue to pursue policies and strategies geared toward achieving Universal Health Coverage and fulfilling the health and environment mandate of the THEMES developmental agenda of the present administration. 


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