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‘Shortage Of Manpower Cripples Access To Quality Healthcare,’ Bauchi Citizens Cryout

Written by Zainab Sabitu

Listeners of Albarka Radio’s audience participatory program Gatarin Gwari have expressed concern over inadequate manpower in all the health care facilities across the state.

The listeners who participated in the program via phone expressed worry that the government is not doing what is expected to bridge the huge gap to cope with the health needs of the people.

One of the listeners Danlami Barjanga said so many relatives are patronising private hospitals as there are no adequate health workers in the public hospitals.

Also speaking, Abdulhadi from Nasarawa area narrated his ordeal at the special hospital Bauchi where he waited for 3 hours before his patient was attended to as there was only one female staff on duty.

On the part of Kabiru Kandahar, he advised the government to prioritize the health sector to achieve effective health service delivery.

Responding, the executive chairman of Bauchi State primary health care development agency Dr Rilwanu Mohammed said the state government is aware of the development and is working day and night to ensure that the problems are solved permanently.

He revealed that the Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has approved the employment of 100 Medical doctors.

Dr Rilwanu Mohammed added that the state government has procured hospital equipment of close to 1 billion naira to the specialist hospital and is building accommodation for health workers in 14 general hospitals across the state.

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