Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara Government says it has concluded plans to recruit 200 paramedical health workers as part of effort to improve healthcare services in the state.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Habibu Yelwa, stated this in Gusau on Thursday at the opening ceremony of 2018 Health Week and Annual General Meeting of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Medical Centre, Gusau Chapter.

Yelwa, who was represented by the Director of Clinical Services in the ministry, Dr Sirajo Abubukar, said the state government was planning to recruit Pharmacists, Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Record Assistants to the state health sector.

“As we are all aware, the state government had recently recruited 100 doctors and 323 nurses.

“I am happy to announce that all those recruited have been posted to healthcare facilities across the state,” he said.

He commended resident doctors in the state for their contributions toward the improvement of health care services.

Yelwa, who described the resident doctors as foot soldiers in the health care delivery system, said the state government appreciated their efforts.

Earlier, the President of the Association, Dr Adesiyun Adebayo, said the theme of the week was “Burden of Maternal Mortality in North West Nigeria”.

He said, “we came up with this theme considering the increase of Maternal Mortality rate in the state.

“I wish to appreciate all the partners for their support to the association,” he said.

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