Ogun State government said the large number of health workers in its hospitals, who are on various training programmes, is delaying its planned recruitment of new health workers.
Health commissioner, Doctor Babatunde Ipaye who made this known in an interview with Rockcity FM in Abeokuta, expressed concern over the number of health workers, who are currently on training within and outside the country.
He explained that apart from creating an acute shortage in the number of workers available at hospitals, it is making it difficult for the state government, to know the exact number of manpower needed in the health sector.
According to the commissioner, until the actual number of health workers available, and those required is ascertained, it will be difficult for the state government to embark on fresh recruitment of health workers.
Ipaye who described as unacceptable, the numbers of health workers going for training, explained that some of them even failed to get the necessary approval, before they embarked on such training.