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  • Life - Health & Wellness
  • Updated: February 07, 2024

Niger: Govt approves recruitment of 1,000 health workers

Niger:  Govt approves recruitment of 1,000 health workers

The Niger State Government has approved the immediate recruitment of 1,000 health workers and automatic replacement of all retired health workers in the state.

Dr Ibrahim Dangana, the state Commissioner for Primary Health Care, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in government house, Minna.

According to him, the administration of Gov. Umar Bago is taking steps to ensure accessible, qualitative and affordable health care service across the state.

The commissioner said that the major challenge in the health sector in the state was manpower deficit, adding that the deficit would be covered to provide adequate antenatal care services.

“Family planning services and also strengthens referral systems across all primary health care (PHC) centres in the state.

“A proper monitoring team will be channeled to all PHCs in the state, with the aim of correcting all forms of illegalities in the sector, to meet  the yearnings and expectations of the citizens” he said

The commissioner reiterated the determination of the government to ensure efficient, and effective health care delivery in the state by providing the needed manpower and facilities.

He said that the state government will build and equip a state-of-the-art Emergency Operation Centre (EOP) in Minna, to coordinate and monitor vital services at PHCs across the State.

Dangana said that the ministry was working closely with the Ministry of Works, to come up with technical and structural drawings which will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for sourcing of funds.

The commissioner said the State Government has given the ministry a nod to rehabilitate dysfunctional and upgrade some Primary Healthcare Centres.

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