By Our Correspondent
Jigawa State Executive Council has approved for the recruitment of 2,124 Health Workers and approved whooping sum of N959,280,000.00 as their annual salary and allowances.
The state commissioner of information Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon Sagiru Musa Ahmed revealed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state executive council meeting.
Hon. Sagir Musa explained that, those to be employed as permanent and pensionable staffs are 1,124, includes 924 temporary Health workers under state programm J-Health and 200 Medical Personnel.
The medical personnel (40no. Medical Doctors, 30no. Pharmacist, 20no.BSc Nursing, 20no. BMLS, 15no Public/Community Health, 10no. Dental Therapist, 10no. Physiotherapist, 5no. Medical Imaging, 40no. certiﬁed Nurses/Midwives, 10no. Science Laboratory Technicians and other relevant ﬁelds.
The council in session has also approved the immediate recruitment of 1,000 Jigawa State indigenes that study health related courses at various level as temporary workers under the State initiated J-Health Scheme to replace the 924 absorbed to permanent staffs.
The commissioner added that, the health workers will posted to 281 wards level Primary Healthcare Facilities and, 13 Secondary Health facilities.
“The massive recruitment of the health workers is part of the Governor Malam Umar Namadi’s 12 point agenda to make basic healthcare services accessible and affordable for all people in the state.
“It is a known facts that, the state has achieved the construction of at list one basic healthcare facility in every political ward, but the major challenge is shortage of personal to provide the required service, and now a step has been taken to address the problem.
“We are optimistic that, with the provision of adequate health workers in our facilities, the high rate of child and maternal mortality will be tackled as well as other unnecessary death”. Sagir declared.