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Bauchi Health Workers’ Union Decry Dearth Of Personnel

The National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria (NACHPN) Bauchi State Chapter has decried the short supply of personnel in the state.

The group lamented that Community Health Workers currently in the employ of Bauchi State Government cannot adequately cater for the healthcare service demand of the people of the state, hence, the need for authorities in the state to recruit more hands.

Comrade Inuwa Haruna, Bauchi State Chairman of NACHPN said this in Bauchi, adding that most Community Health Workers working in the state’s healthcare centres are volunteering to help members of their communities get healthcare services.

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WIkkiTimes learned that Bauchi State Government this year claimed to have to engage 800 volunteer Community Health Workers. The volunteers were placed on a N5,000 monthly stipend, according to the Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr Rilwanu Mohammed.

Despite engaging 800 volunteer Community Health Workers, relevant stakeholders continue to get frustrated at the lack of adequate supply of personnel to man available health centres in the state.

WikkiTimes recalls Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed sanctioned the recruitment of 100 medical doctors a few months ago but that is yet to come to fruition as some of the candidates who merited the offer turned it down over poor motivation and remuneration.

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