From Dauda R Pam Maiduguri
Borno State Government has concluded plans to recruit 84 medical doctors,410 pharmacists,nurses and midwifes to manage the affairs of the health subsector for effective health services delivery across the state in addition to a hundred auxiliary staff, tosupplement the efforts of doctors, nurses and midwives in hospitals.
According Governor Zulum ,this will provide
affordable and quality healthcare delivery to citizens of Borno state and that already,
government has approved the appointment of 365 nurses out of which about 50% of them are retired nurses on contract basis, while
the remaining half are fresh graduates of the School of Nursing and
Adding that 84 doctors are to be
employed on permanent basis just as other doctors to
be engaged,would be on contract and sabbatical basis including the ones that will come to the state to work during
their leave of absence and assured that the exercise will sustain the
provision of what is requiredin Borno state.
Similarly,the GOVERNOR has also approved the establishment of a foundation year programme
in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Maiduguri.
In addition to the recruitment of the doctors, nurses, midwives and
pharmacists, Zulum announced that 135 candidates will be admitted into
School of Nursing and Midwifery every year.
Responding,the House Committee on Health, hinted that the state government has
directed the School of Nursing and Midwifery to admit 200 students into
Assuring that,“We shall do
everything possible to ensure the provision of basic training
facilities and equipment for students and teachers”,as about 200 nurses and midwifes are expected to graduate in the next three academic years.
The Commissioner of
Health, Dr. Salihu Kwayabura,said that stipends would be paid to all
So that,“We shall enter into an agreement with the students that on their
graduation; we’ll recruit them into the health sector,” he pledged.
On infrastructure,the commissioner,hinted that the state government will soon embark on the
construction of doctors’ and nurses’ quarters.
“We shall also increase the carrying capacity of most of
our General Hospitals,”Zulum said.
This he enthused,will provide the needed
healthcare delivery services to people across the state and urged Dr. Kwayabura, the health commissioner, the Health
Management Board, Director of Primary Healthcare Agency, the Chairmen
for Nurses and Midwives and Doctors Association, and the Chief of
Staff, who is also a pharmacist, Chairman, House Committee on Health,
to monitor the implementation of all programmes in the health sector.
Still on employment,Zulum immediately directed the Hospital Management Board to employ
45 pharmacists and 100 supporting staff in an attempt to revamp and bridge the gap between primary and tertiary HEALTH sytem.Ends.