Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has assured volunteers working within the state main healthcare centres throughout the state of his willpower to soak up them completely into service as well being employees.
The governor revealed this on the City Maternity Well being Care Centre, Azare, on Thursday throughout an inspection go to to the centre in continuation of his monitoring and inspection of tasks throughout the state.
He assured that his administration would quickly free assets to allow the state authorities make use of the voluntary well being employees.
The governor disclosed that via the Bauchi State Main Well being Care Growth Company (BSPHCDA) and the state authorities was spending greater than N1 billion month-to-month on healthcare supply on the main stage.
He, nevertheless, lamented that lots of the well being workers on authorities payroll don’t flip up for work, including that their duties are being carried out by volunteers.
“I’m very pleased with the volunteers right here due to the work you might be doing. However the place are the everlasting employees? It’s due to manipulations, we can not get it proper.
“So I urge you to proceed to train endurance. Very quickly we’ll guarantee that you’re absolutely employed.
“We’re going to free assets and are going to make use of people who shall be employed and when we aren’t going to make use of associates of political associates.
“We are going to put the plan that you’re going to compete for the obtainable vacancies. Very quickly, we need to normalize your salaries as a result of we’re wanting to take away ghost employees as some individuals are innocently struggling,” Governor Mohammed stated.
Whereas directing the Commissioner for Well being to take stock of all of the voluntary well being employees within the state, the governor, nevertheless, urged them to go to Faculty of Nursing and improve themselves.
In response to him, this was crucial contemplating the truth that the state authorities had restricted assets at its disposal and as such would solely go for these amongst them with an edge over others.
In the meantime, Governor Mohammed has knowledgeable that the continuing upgrading of main healthcare centres within the state is an intervention by which the state authorities has paid its counterpart funding to fulfill the well being wants of the individuals of the state, significantly ladies and kids.
Talking earlier, the Commissioner for Well being, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, stated that the City Maternity Centre was one of many main healthcare centres chosen for the one PHC per ward that the state authorities promised to renovate.
Maigoro knowledgeable that the Nigeria State Well being Funding Challenge (NSHIP) renovated 150 PHCs chosen from the 323 wards within the state, whereas EU-UNICEF renovated 107 PHCs, different donor companions renovated 10 PHCs.
The commissioner stated the state authorities had awarded contracts for the improve and building of 15 PHCs within the state.
He famous that with the approaching of the influence venture by NSHIP, the remaining PHCs that are but to be upgraded will profit from the venture.