49 Nurses and Midwives have been employed and posted to various General and cottage hospital to improve health care service delivery in the state.
The Head of service Barr Musa Kaibo confirm this journalist during a reception organised by Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives Yola Branch to honor Comrade Thomas Ahmed Shettima on his appointment as the General Secretary of Association which took place at American University of Nigeria (AUN) Club Yola town.
Barr. Kaibo said such massive employment is the first of it kind and lauded the Governor for the gesture.
Governor Bindow in his speech at the occasion disclosed that, salary arrears and allowances of all the Nurses and midwives working in the state has been settled and charged the celebrant to leave up to expectation adding that whom much is given much is also expected from him.
‘’ I belief without Nurses to support Medical Doctors in our health facilities, the entire health services delivery will be affected as both are intertwined in health care services delivery to the people’’ he said
‘’Governors across the federation should make salary payment to workers as top priority of their administration’’. The Governor conclude
In her remarks the state chairperson of Nigerian Association of Nursing and Midwifery Yola Branch said the newly employed Nurses and Midwives will soon received their employment letter.
“ Nurses and Midwives have retired from the state civil service which added a lot of work load on those still in service adding that a situation where three Nurses managing a facilities is inadequate.”
In his vote of thanks, Comr. Thomas Ahmed Shettima applauded the Governor for his developmental stride in the state particularly in areas of road constructions and rehabilitation in the state, call state citizens to really round and support the governor to fulfill his campaign promises.
BY Abubakar Mohammed
Ministry of Health