The Gombe State Government has recruited about 440 health workers in the state, in its bid to reposition the sector for improved performance.
The new employees are to be posted to various primary healthcare facilities across the 11 local government areas of the state.
Governor Muhammadu Yahaya led believed that primary health care was the bedrock of the health system, which is to ensure that an effective and high-performing PHC translates to increased productivity, longevity and survival.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru urged them to exhibit a high sense of dedication, commitment and hard work in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Dr. Dahiru explained that the present administration accords high priority to the health care and well-being of the citizens, hence the massive investment in the sector.
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. AbdulRahman Shuaibu, called on the new health workers to always abide by the ethics of the health profession while carrying out their duties.
Recall that this administration has upgraded and ensured that there is at least 1 fully functional PHC in every ward of the state, upgraded the Specialist hospital, and established the hospitals’ management board as well as Gombe State Contributory Health Scheme (GoHealth). These achievements are unprecedented in the history of the state.