1 Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has g approved the recruitment of 197 various medical professionals to boost the human resources and efficient service delivery of the health sector in the state.
2 A statement by Mrs Halimah Sulu-Gambari, the Public Relations Officer, Kwara Health Management Board, on Sunday in llorin, said this included the employment of eight consultants, 23 medical doctors and 72 nurses with varying specialties.
3 Quoting the Director-General of the State Hospital Management Board, Mr Sa’ad Aluko, she said the approval also covered three senior registrars, 13 pharmacy technicians and six pharmacists.
5 “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.
6 “This also complements the unprecedented infrastructural development we have seen in the health sector.
7 “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”.
8 According to Aluko, the medical 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 the government trains more peripheral nurses for the facility.
9 He said the process has since begun, adding however that most of the new officers and health workers will be taken from the large pool of professionals in the state who had earlier applied and had been interviewed for the jobs in 2021.
11 Editted by AbdulFatai Suleiman Tola