Following WikkiTimes’ exhaustive investigation that detailed the cataclysmic rot in the Bauchi health care sector, the State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has approved the engagement of 1,061 pre service medical students into the state main Service as medical staff.
WikkiTimes had earlier documented how inadequate medical personnel, poor government policies, poor motivation among others continue to pose a major blockade in the delivery of health services in the state.
The report detailed how doctors who work at the general hospitals in the State were in the dilemma of relocating to greener pastures over the “inclement environment and lack of motivation.”
WikkiTimes also observed that a doctor attends to over 100 patients daily, just as nurses and other critical staff remain inadequate in almost all medical facilities in the state.
However, a statement issued by the Bauchi Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Yahuza Adamu Haruna signed by his media aide Umar Sa’idu said the engagement of the medical students was part of the state government efforts in improving the Health Sector from the grassroot levels.
The statement says the true position of the pre service medical students would be ascertained before the appointment letters would be given to them.
The statement also said Governor Bala Mohammed has directed for the verification of the veterinary students of ministry of Agriculture for proper placement into the state main civil service.
The press statement quoted Alh Yahuza Adamu, Head of Civil Service commending Governor Mohammed for his support to the Civil Service.
Adamu called on the civil servants to reciprocate the kind gesture through dedication and hard work.