Yobe engages 158 doctors, nurses for hospital
The Yobe state government has approved the recruitment of 158 medical consultants, officers and nurses for the 19 departments of the newly equipped Ultra-Modern Hospital, Damaturu.
The placement of the medical officers and nurses takes effect from January 2017 to coincide with the roll out of clinical services.
Director of Press Affairs to the Governor, Abdullahi Bego in a statement last Wednesday said: “Of the personnel to be recruited, five are medical consultants, 19 medical officers, 10 nursing officers, three physiotherapists, and 13 medical laboratory scientists.
“Others include; two pharmacists, three radiographers, 25 dental technicians, 42 health information management officers, 24 medical laboratory technicians, three x-ray specialists and nine medical laboratory assistants.”
He added: “Recruitment of medical doctors and specialists, including from foreign countries, is afoot, as the Yobe State Government scales up its investments in the healthcare sector to make access to healthcare easy and affordable for the people of the state.”
He further disclosed that ongoing rehabilitation and expansion of the General Hospitals in Potiskum, Gashu’a and Gaidam towns have reached advanced stages of completion. He said the state government would also follow up with installation of modern hospital equipment once the rehabilitation works have been completed.
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam assured the people that his administration would continue to do everything necessary within the limits of available resources to improve on the state’s social and economic development.