Connect with us

HEALTH

Lagos tasks health workers on etiquette, professional core values

Published

on

About 830 health workers drawn from across Lagos state have been trained on personal and work etiquette as well as professional core values, by the state government. This was in a bid to foster qualitative health care service delivery and increase patients’ utilization of efficient and affordable health services in all State-owned health facilities.

The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves who made this known recently while addressing participants at one of the sessions of the capacity training held at Ikeja noted that the 825 health workers consist of core health workers and other professionals working in the health sector within the senior management cadre drawn from primary, secondary and tertiary health facilities as well as departments of the State Ministry of Health, Health Service Commission and Primary Health Care Board.

Said she, “Although nurses form the bulk of the participants, other core health workers like doctors, pharmacists, laboratory technicians and professionals working in the health sector like engineers, accountants, administrative and human resource officer, public affairs officers amongst others are also being trained”.

Goncalves while explaining the rationale for the training said that the State government, through the Ministry of Health has been inundated with complaints and reports from patients and the public on poor attitude of its health workforce prompting the need for orientation and re-orientation.

“The complaints and reports have become worrisome and it is inimical to our goal of providing quality affordable and efficient health services to the populace hence the initiation of these trainings which overall goal is to assist health workers and other related professional in health service delivery system to improve their attitude for greater level of effectiveness at work”, the Permanent Secretary said.

She noted that the training which started on Monday 27th of May, 2019 will be held daily for thirteen days except on weekends and public holidays where 66 participants on a daily basis will undergo sessions on values, empathy, client or customer satisfaction, positive mindset, attitude, courtesies, time management, and professionalism among others.

HEALTH

BREAKING: Churches, Mosques to re-open August 7

Published

on

By

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed that religious centres can re-open for service from August 7, 2020.

The Governor also increases public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people.

We will bring you details later

Continue Reading

EDUCATION

Lagos fumigates schools ahead resumption

Published

on

By

Preparatory to the planned resumption of terminal class students, the Lagos State Government has intensified the periodic fumigation/decontamination of all public secondary schools.
A press release by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Mrs. Aderonke Odeneye on Saturday stated that majority of the public secondary schools in the six educational districts have been reached.
While adding that the exercise was part of the resumption protocol/guidelines for the secondary schools in the State, Odeneye emphasised that Lagos has continued to adopt measures to ensure that the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is effectively contained.
She said, “The fumigation exercise which is on-going preparatory to resumption next week for terminal classes will continue after the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Exams. The periodic exercise which commenced in late June has been effected in all the Model Colleges across the six educational districts in the State”.

According to her, the schedule of the fumigation exercise listed Oduduwa Junior Secondary School, Mushin; New Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere and Oriwu Junior and Senior Model College, Ikorodu among schools that have already been fumigated.
Others included the Lagos State Civil Service Senior Model College, Igbogbo; Igbo-Owu Junior and Senior Secondary School, Mushin and Junior Model College, Igbogbo amongst several others.
The Permanent Secretary urged the schools’ management to make provision for water in the premises with a view to promoting the washing of hands among the students, stressing that pupils must avoid all sporting activities till further notice.
Odeneye also implored them to provide hand sanitisers in all classrooms and hostels as well as ensure that students are tutored on the need to constantly sanitise their hands after every educational activity in the classrooms and wear nose masks always.
“Schools are to enforce physical distancing where applicable and also provide facilities to reduce the risk of the infection amongst teachers and students. Disinfection of shoes and feet should be strongly encouraged frequently for each student to reduce bacterial infection that could lead to any ailment during their stay in the school”, she advised.

Continue Reading

HEALTH

COVID-19: 10 foreigners, 32 Nigerians discharged in Lagos

Published

on

By

The Lagos state governor who doubles as the incident commander for COVID-19 in the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the discharge of 42 more patients who have recovered from the diseases, across the various isolation centres in the state.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Gboyega Akosile, the list of discharged patients shows “17 females and 25 males including 10 foreign nationals were discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

The patients; 8 from Gbagada, 5 from Agidingbi, 15 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) 6 from Onikan and 8 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing negative to COVID19.

Sanwo-olu reminded residents of the existing order on the compulsory use of face-masks in Lagos. “Remember, it is now a criminal offence in Lagos State to go out without using a face-mask. Let’s continue to adhere strictly to all public advisories given by government”

Continue Reading

Trending