*new 106 midwives, 213 CHEWs, 132 JCHEWs to be deployed to various PHCCs
*Government tasks new employees on diligence, hard work, commitment to duty
By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Government under the leadership of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has engaged not less than 440 health workers in its bid towards repositioning the sector for improved performance.
The new employees are to be posted to various primary health care facilities across the state. This is owing to the belief of the Inuwa- led government that primary health care is the bedrock of the health system and an effective and high performing PHC translates to increased productivity, longevity and survival.
While congratulating the new employees, the Commssioner for Health, Dr Habu Dahiru urged them to exhibit high sense of dedication, commitment and hardwork in the discharge of their responsibilities.
He explained that the present administration accords high priority to the health care and well-being of the citizens, hence the massive investment in the sector.
The Executive Secretary of Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Abdulrahman Shuaibu, in his remarks, called on the new health workers to always abide by the ethics of the health profession while carrying out their duties.
This recruitment is yet another major milestone in the history of the sector in the state in addition to the recent commencement of housemanship at the specialist hospital, engagement of specialist consultants, commencement of residency training as well as the ongoing construction of a brand new college of nursing and midwifery in Gombe; all geared towards improving the human resource for health capacity in the state.
Recall that this administration has upgraded and ensured that there is at least 1 fully functional PHC in every ward of the state, upgraded the Specialist hospital, established hospitals management board as well as Gombe State Contributory Health Scheme (GoHealth). These achievements are unprecedented in the history of the state.