Kano State to recruit 500 Doctors, health workers

Jack Acheme, Kano

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Kano state government North-Western Nigeria has approved the recruitment of 500 doctors, pharmacists, laboratory scientists and other allied health workers as part of measures to enhance healthcare delivery in the state.

The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, made the disclosure in Kano during the presentation of certificates to 103 students sponsored by the state government to study medicine and other health-related courses in the Republic of Sudan.

“In order to provide affordable and quality healthcare delivery to residents of Kano, the state government has approved the recruitment of 500 doctors, laboratory scientists and technicians, pharmacists and others,” he explained.

Dr Tsanyawa said that the governor had also directed the ministry to go round to all the 484 wards in the state to assess the state of their health facilities.

“After going around, the governor has given another approval for the employment of 1,500 other sets of health care workers who would be posted to the 484 health care facilities,” he said

The commissioner said that the 103 students who graduated from the Al-Ahfad University for Women, El-Razi University, Omdurman Islamic University and Sudan International University were mostly female.

In his remarks, Ganduje said that the state government would increase the capacity of hospitals in the state to provide the needed healthcare delivery.

He assured that his administration was “committed to adequately equipping hospitals with the needed facilities to deliver.”

On the recruitment of additional health workers, the governor said the decision was aimed at increasing the number of healthcare professionals across the state to bridge existing gaps.

 

Zainab Sa’id

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