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Kwara resident doctors overstretched, cry out over shortage of staff

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Having experienced ‘japa syndrome’ with exodus of professional doctors, nurses and allied health personnel for greener pasture, the Association Of Resident Doctors, General Hospital Ilorin (ARD-GHI), on Tuesday appealed to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State to assist on the need for more medical staff at the facility, saying that the entire health workers, especially resident doctors are overstretched.

The Association of Resident Doctors made the appeal in their Sallah message to Governor Abdulrazaq and jointly signed by Usman Abubakar, the President and Audu Charles, the Secretary, ARD-GHI, Ilorin.

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The duo noted that there is an acute shortage of medical staff in the hospital, which is hindering the services rendered to humanity.

According to the doctors, since the General Hospital, Ilorin is now a Teaching Hospital, it has become pertinent to address germane issues which will help the Teaching Hospital take off successfully and allow it to have smooth operations for the benefit of all in Kwara.

The doctors however, congratulated Governor Abdulrazaq on milestone achievements of his Administration, especially on matters of health, malaria control and passage of Kwara State Teaching Hospital Bill, among other laudable achievements.

“While congratulating you, on these achievements, we want you not to relent, on your commendable efforts to make Kwara a shining star amongst other States in the country,” they said.

The Association also pointed out that the issue of the Medical Residency Training Act, (MRTA), which had come of age, asking the Kwara State Government to domesticate the Act.

“This will allow the Resident doctors in the State to have better research and training opportunities in order for them to offer the best medical services to the people.

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“We know as our leader you will help look into them as they require very urgent attention.

“The entire members of the Association heartily wish Gov. Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq, Barka da Sallah as we celebrate this year’s Eid Adha”, they said.

The resident doctors also extended Eid-El-Kabir greetings to other members of the state government cabinets on health matters.