AbdulRazaq approves recruitment of consultants, doctors, nurses In Kwara hospitals
. ...receives Award from journalists.
Wole Adedeji, Ilorin.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the recruitment of 197 medical professionals into tge State health sector to boost its Human Resources and efficient service delivery.
This was the governor’s positive response to the calls on governmrnt to pay the needed attention to the health in the Stare which the previous regime paid lip service to for years
The approval according to the government announcement in Ilorin included the employment of 8 consultants, 23 medical doctors and 72 nurses with varying specialties.
The Governor had at the weekend been decoremated with an Award of the Human Capital Development Advocate by the Corresoondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Joirnalists ( NUJ) which was received on his behalf by his Deputy, Mr. Kayode Alabi
Speaking through the Deputy, Governor AbdulRazaq said he was dedicating the Award to all residents of Kwara State describing it as the one that would further spur him to do more in all other areas.
The Director General of the Kwara State Hospital Management Board Mr. Sa’ad Aluko who made announced of the medical personnel recruitment said the approval also covered 3 Senior Registrars, 13 Pharmacy technicians, 6 Pharmacists, 4 Medical Laboratory Scientists, 5 Scientific Officers, 20 Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW), 20 Junior CHEW, and 23 hospital attendants.
His words; “we indeed commend the Governor for this timely approval as it will help to replace some of the hands that we have lost to attrition or retirement. This also complements the unprecedented infrastructural development we have seen in the health sector.
“We have several modern equipments recently procured by the state government adding that hiring new hands to deploy these machines for the good of the masses completes a great effort of His Excellency to significantly turn around the fortune of this important sector in line with his campaign mantra. We are so grateful.”
The doctors to veceecruited would also include dentists to strengthen the new dental centre, while the eight consultants include two anaesthetists to man the new Intensive Care Unit even as government trains more perioperative/theatre nurses for the facility, according to the Director.
Aluko said the process has since begun, adding however that most of the new officers and health workers would be taken from the large pool of Kwarans who had earlier applied and had been interviewed for the jobs last