As a part of its efforts to handle the scarcity of manpower within the state’s well being sector, the Bauchi State authorities on Friday revealed that it had performed a recruitment train for 111 medical doctors and 220 midwives.
The revelation was made by the Deputy Director, Planning, Analysis and Statistics, State Ministry of Well being, Garba Gamawa, at a day assembly for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and stakeholders within the well being sector.
He recognized some challenges within the well being sector to incorporate the scarcity of manpower, insufficient provide of medicine and commodities, amongst others, assuring that the state authorities was working in direction of addressing them.
He knowledgeable that provisions have been made to handle the challenges and procurement of ambulances within the allocations made for the well being sector within the state 2021 Appropriation Act.
“The state authorities is working to handle among the challenges skilled within the well being sector, resembling scarcity of manpower, insufficient provide of medicine and commodities and absence of ambulances within the PHCs. Most of them have been captured within the funds and might be adequately offered for,” Gamawa mentioned.
Whereas talking earlier, the CHR Undertaking Supervisor, Mr Salisu Mohammed, knowledgeable that the assembly was organised to vogue out a novel technique for efficient communications amongst CSOs.
Whereas expressing the hope that the assembly would strengthen relationships amongst CSOs and Ministries, Departments and Companies (MDAs), Mohammed knowledgeable that some advocacy messages have been developed to convey adjustments to major healthcare centres.
He mentioned points like insufficient distribution of human sources for well being, insufficient provide of medicine and commodities in major healthcare centres, insufficient emergency ambulances in major healthcare centres have been among the issues being confronted by PHCs within the state.
He knowledgeable that the assembly with stakeholders is to establish challenges confronted in well being care supply on the PHCs and proffer options to them.
“Points round PHCs must be advocated for within the state. This assembly is held quarterly with stakeholders to establish and talk about advocacy points. The assembly can be geared toward growing messages to achieve out to policymakers within the state,” Mohammed mentioned.
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