The Bauchi State government has undertaken recruitment exercises for 111 medical doctors and 220 midwives in order to solve a workforce shortfall in the health sector.
During a one-day conference for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and stakeholders in the health sector, Malam Garba Gamawa, the deputy director, planning, in the Bauchi State Ministry of Health, revealed this.
“The State administration is striving to address some of the difficulties in the health sector, such as a lack of manpower, an insufficient supply of pharmaceuticals and commodities, and a scarcity of ambulances in primary health care centers,” he stated. The majority of them are included in the budget for 2022 and will be fully funded.”
Mr. Salisu Mohammed, project manager of Community Health Research (CHR), previously stated that the advocacy messages were created to bring about changes in primary healthcare centers, therefore the need for the stakeholder conference.
According to him, some of the challenges in PHCs include insufficient human resource distribution for health, insufficient availability of pharmaceuticals and commodities in primary healthcare centers, and a shortage of emergency ambulances in PHC centers across the state, among others.
Mr Jinjiri Garba, chairman of the Bauchi State Network for Civil Society (BASNEC), also spoke, saying that the CSO would ensure that coordination and feedback were conveyed among stakeholders for better results.