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We need more doctors, patients at Ifako Ijaiye General Hospital

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Patients at the General Hospital, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos have shown their discomfort on the reoccurring long queue of people waiting to see a doctor. Mr. Sunday (not real name) said he has been waiting for more than three hours and he is yet to be called upon.

He thinks the doctors are too few compared to the number of people they have to see. “I have been waiting for the past three and half hour now and I am still waiting to be called upon.

“I think the government have to employ sufficient and efficient staff that could satisfy the needs of people.” According to a visitor, Oluwatobiloba Bankole, registration for index card can be discouraging. He said he had to wait for some hours to get a card before he can see a doctor for consultation which would likely take a couple of hours too.

In his words, “ I came here this morning for consultation but I was told to get a card since it was my first time. I concurred, but I was asked to wait until I hear my name. I am still waiting.”

Oluwatobiloba noted that the staffs are ill-mannered saying it could add to a person sickness. “They say laughing is a medicine, but the staffs can make you want to cry. They talk like it is stupid not to know where every office is located.” A woman who pleaded Anonymous commended the doctors saying they are doing their best and cannot satisfy everyone, saying some are with their families.

“The doctors are trying their best. It is because it is a general hospital and as you know, people won’t stop coming; even if they have only headache. Besides, some people are here with the whole of their family,” she said.

Doctors saying they are doing their best and cannot satisfy everyone, saying some are with their families.

“The doctors are trying their best. It is because it is a general hospital and as you know, people won’t stop coming; even if they have only headache. Besides, some people are here with the whole of their family,” she said.


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