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‘KNSG has taken care of dearth of health personnel’
By Rafiatu Minjibir
Efforts have been put in place by the Kano State Government to tackle the shortage of healthcare manpower in the state-owned hospitals.
This was disclosed by the Director Medical Services of the Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Sulaiman Mudi Hamza, in an exclusive interview with Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Head of Public Relations Unit of the Board which was made available to The Triumph.
The Director, who spoke on various issues relating to the health sector in the State, pointed out that the administration of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has done so much in addressing a number of challenges facing the healthcare which people in the state decry.
Dr. Mudi explained that generally, health providers are not sufficient “due to the size of the population we have and the limited number of health workers in our social setting,” adding that effort has been put in place to recruit more personnel that would be posted to all health institutions in Kano.
He noted with appreciation that Kano State is blessed with considerable number of health professionals who are qualified to be employed, assuring that as soon as the approval is granted, they will be employed and posted to hospitals for effective service delivery.
On the shortage of medical equipment, the Director said: “Provision has been made to distribute the purchased medical equipment to all secondary health facilities in the state. Additionally, the contributory healthcare system government comes up with provides funds to hospitals where it is operated to be able to purchase and utilize some basic equipment.”
Dr. Mudi went further to say that as health sector comprises various professionals and the fact that wears and tears bring about damages to some equipment, the biomedical engineers of the Board regularly go round the health facilities to check and repair the faulty ones.
The Director then called on people to visit hospitals any time they are confronted with health challenges because they were essentially set up for them, adding that people have to patronize the facilities and own them as well like their own property.