The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has approved the recruitment of at least 197 different medical professionals to boost the Human Resources and efficient service delivery in the health sector of the state.
A breakdown of the health officials were eight consultants, 23 medical doctors, and 72 nurses with varying specialties and would be deployed to different facilities across the state.
The doctors 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.
The approval also covers three senior registrar, 13 pharmacy technicians, six pharmacists, four medical laboratory scientists, five scientific officers, 20 Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW), 20 Junior CHEW, and 23 hospital attendants.
The Director General of the Kwara State Hospital Management Board, Sa’ad Aluko, disclosed recruitment in a statement released yesterday by Press Secretary for the board, Halimah Sulu-Gambari.
Aluko said the process for recruitment 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 year.
“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,” he said.
“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.”