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Sokoto PHCDA to Recruit 2000 Health Workers

by Isiyaku Ahmed

Musa Na Allah Sokoto

Sokoto State is set to Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) is to recruit 2000 middle cadre health workers to man it’s 244 health centres spread across the state.

The special Advisor to Sokoto State Governor on PHCDA, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Umar disclosed this to Stallion Times in an exclusive interview.

He said the Agency is currently undertaking rehabilitation of a number of primary healthcare facilities with a view to conform with international best practice.

He explained that, the Agency is dispensing free drugs to pregnant Women and children under 5 years of age as part of effort to mitigate maternal and child mortality rate in the state.

He said despite Polio free status enjoyed by the state, the Agency is still conducting research and taking samples in areas around the state aimed at maintaining the status.

According to him recently the Agency established a high-powered monitoring and evaluation department to help in assessing the performance of health officials posted to PHC clinics in rural and other urban areas of the state.

He said the State Government despite its meagre resources, has committed huge resources in the area of health care development at the grassroots.

He further stated that the State Government had constructed a health clinic in each of the 244 political wards of the state and provided ambulances for emergency situations.

The SA however commended development partners for their support and contribution to the health sector and in curbing the spread of Covid-19.

“I must commend the effort of the Sokoto State Government for it’s outstanding performance in the control of the spread of Coronavirus, the virus has not been detected in the rural part of the state throughout its incubation period ” says the special adviser.

Alhaji Chika however maintained that, the recently established Medical Diagnostic Center, two premiere hospitals and state university teaching hospital is an added feather to Governor Tambuwal’s quest to improve health conditions of the people of Sokoto and its neighbouring states.

1 comment

Ibrahim Garba Maryam November 22, 2020 - 7:30 am

This is as result of basic Health care provision fund , Saraki endorse the 1% fund as stated in NHI act. 1% will be drawn from our Consolidation fund to spend 50% for secondary / primary health structures ,45% primary health consumable . 10% training and recruitment of staff and 5% ministries for coordinating . Kano still refuse to sign such 1% into law but budgeted N1.9b for the program in 2021 . instead of employing staff to fill the gab and releases money to trained them . But Lafiya project it doing such with it money . Without the law enact the BHCPF will be a stealing ground . Sokoto are in the right track . Corruption ,theft ,stealing and nepotism appointing relatives and friends sa conduit pipes to steal public fund is what is drawing our state backward ,everything is cash and carry no sincerity . All our basic needs collapsing ,water ,school feedings is family and friends who are allegedly running it as cartels . Using money made to develop the state now to be use for family politics election for spouse .

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