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Automatic Employment For Medical Student Says Gov. Of Bauchi

Gov. Bala Mohammed announced the scheme on Thursday in Bauchi while inaugurating two newly constructed primary healthcare centres in Gidan Dubu and Fadamamada communities in Bauchi metropolis. He further said that there will be automatic employment for student studying medical science in Bauchi state, and as such he urged student to be serious with their studies and try to put in their best in whatsoever there are doing. He said that the two health facilities were constructed with development partners like the UNICEF, European Union (EU) and USAID.

“As a measure to maintain the major optimum requirements to the healthcare profession in the state, this administration has reintroduced the pre service scheme where students offering medical and health courses are given automatic employment.

“That is our health students, the midwives and the nurses that are in our tertiary institutions,” he said. Government placed a high premium on healthcare delivery as it believed in the saying that ‘health is wealth and a healthy society is a productive society’.” The Governor said for this reason, his administration had been trying to address the challenges of the health sector, especially in the areas of service delivery, infrastructure and human resource development. Since the Governor came into office, we have been able to construct four general hospitals where there were none as well as 15 primary healthcare centres. We have being able to renovate and equip 10 secondary and 10 primary health facilities across the state.Adding to the 107 and 204 primary and secondary health facilities, renovated and upgraded through the support of EU, UNICEF and NSHIP projects respectively,” he said.

Mohammed assured the people of the state that all developmental projects started by this administration would be completed within the remaining life span of his administration. Also, the Bauchi state Commissioner for Health, Mr Sabiu Gwalabe, lauded the governor for the high priority given to the health sector in the state. He added that within the past three years of the present administration, laudable projects and programmes had been initiated and accomplished.

The commissioner called on the benefiting communities to appreciate the present government for making their decade long dreams a reality.

Mr Oluseyi Olusehinde, Health Specialist from UNICEF, said that the organization had been enjoying partnership with the Bauchi State Government.He further said that the contribution that is being made yearly to the PHC Mou are gradually yielding fruits and that new primary health centres are constructed in Bauchi states. “We are also grateful to say that by the beginning of your administration, there were some wards in Bauchi without PHC centres but as at now, we are glad to say that you have covered all those wards.

The state government, on Nov. 17, allocated N30.5 billion to the state Ministry of Health out of the N202 billion 2023 budget presented by the governor to the state House of Assembly for approval.

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