Borno Govt. Approves Renovation of Doctors Quarters, Employment of Health Personnel 

Abubakar Mohammed, Maiduguri 

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Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the immediate rehabilitation of unoccupied and deteriorated bungalows meant for medical doctors, including the chief medical director (CMD), at the General Hospital in Bama.

Zulum visited the hospital around 10pm on Monday night, for on-the-spot monitoring of public healthcare services.

The Governor re-visited the next day and directed relevant officials of the State Government to ensure rehabilitation began today Wednesday, expressing his readiness to immediately approve the release of funds after the official assessment of all the buildings and determine the costs.

He maintained that he wanted the rehabilitation to start during his stay in Bama for some days, for the ongoing humanitarian and developmental activities.

Zulum also directed that the hospital’s perimeter fence be raised higher with barbwires and lightning installed around the quarters and the general premises, to improve security.

During the visit, Governor Zulum discovered only two medical doctors and 10 nurses and midwives in operation at Bama’s General Hospital, the governor urgently ordered for recruitment of 30 healthcare personnel combining medical doctors, nurses and midwives as well as pharmacists and lab technicians.

Speaking during the Governor’s visit on, a highly respected medical professional, Dr Olugbenga Aina, said the hospital had received a substantial amount of drugs which Zulum had released for free prescription to patients.

The doctor said the hospital was able to meet the needs of numerous patients, which made it necessary for the hospital to make fresh request.

Zulum therefore approved release of additional drugs and medical reagents used for diagnostic purposes, to the General hospital.





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