Kwara govt. converts Ilorin General Hospital to teaching hospital

Kwara govt. converts Ilorin General Hospital to teaching hospital

By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal, Ilorin.


The Kwara State Government says it has concluded plans to convert the Ilorin General Hospital to a teaching hospital for the newly approved Medical School of the Kwara State University at Malete.


The Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq, disclosed this while, speaking with newsmen on the side-lines of the 45th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Orthopaedics Association (NOA) on Saturday in Ilorin.


Razaq stressed that the government would leave no stone unturned to accomplish the plan on schedule.


According to him, modalities have been put in place to ensure that the project comes into fruition.


The commissioner said that the government had embarked on upgrading the Ilorin general hospital with the state-of-the-art equipment, as part of designed plans to accomplish its goals.


“The present government had established two Intensive Care Units and equipped them with the latest equipment to take care of critical cases,’’ he said.


Razaq also said that the governor recently approved the employment of about 125 health workers, including medical doctors, apart from the 500 health personnel that were earlier engaged.


He noted that for the first time in over a decade, the state government reviewed salaries of health workers and embarked on capacity building activities, among others, so as to motivate them to perform optimally.


The commissioner added that the state government was revamping and renovating health facilities across the state with modern equipment.


He stressed that the intention was to reverse medical tourism in the state and make Kwara a haven for people seeking quality medical healthcare services.


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