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 to address manpower challenges.
The state commissioner for basic health, Dr Ibrahim Dangana made this known yesterday in Minna.
He said the administration of governor Umar Mohammed Bago is taking the step in order to ensure the provision of accessible, qualitative and affordable health care service across the state.
He disclosed that the major challenge in the health sector of the state was manpower deficit, saying that the deficit will be covered to provide adequate antenatal care services, family planning services and also strengthen referral systems across all primary health care (PHC) centres in the state.
“A proper monitoring team will be Channeled to all PHC in the state, with the aim of correcting all forms of illegalities in the sector, as well as meeting the yarning and expectations of the citizens” he stated.
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.