Kwara to recruit 197 medical staff and health workers

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq has given his approval for the recruitment of 197 different health professionals to strengthen human resources and effective service delivery in the state health sector.

The endorsement according to a statement signed by the public relations officer of the State Health Management Board, Halimah Sulu-Gambari, includes the employment of eight consultants, 23 doctors and 72 nurses from different specialties.

Chief Executive Officer of Kwara State Hospital Management Board, Mr Sa’ad Aluko said the approval also covers three senior registrars, 13 pharmacy technicians, six pharmacists, four medical laboratory scientists, five science officers, 20 community health extension officers, 20 CHEW juniors, and 23 hospital attendants.

Aluko said, “We indeed congratulate the Governor on this timely approval as it will help replace some of the hands that we have lost through attrition or retirement. It also complements the unprecedented infrastructural development we have seen in the health sector.

“The hiring of new hands to deploy these machines for the good of the masses completes a great effort by His Excellency to significantly turn around the fortunes of this important sector in line with his campaign mantra. We are so grateful.

“The doctors are including dentists to bolster the new dental centre, while the eight consultants are including two anesthesiologists to run the new intensive care unit even as the government trains more perioperative/theater nurses for the facility.”

Aluko said the process has since begun, adding, however, that most new officers and health care workers would come from the state’s large pool of professionals who previously applied and were interviewed for the jobs last year.

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