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Gov. Zulum approves employment of 52 medical staff for government hospital in Borno

The Borno State government has approved the immediate employment of 52 medical staff for the Gwoza General Hospital.

The chief medical director of Borno Hospital Management Board, Abubakar Kullima, disclosed this while inspecting ongoing rehabilitation work at the hospital.

According to Mr Kullima, the 52 staff to be recruited comprised two doctors, eight nurses and 42 supporting staff.

Mr Kullima said the development was in fulfilment of Governor Babagana Zulum’s promise made when he paid a surprise visit to the hospital.

The director, touring hospitals across the state, also visited Bama, Uba, Lassa, Askira, Chibok, Konduga, and Damboa General Hospitals.

On July 16, Mr Zulum expressed dismay over the lack of electricity and poor condition at the general hospital in Gwoza town.

Mr Zulum, who was on a day working visit to Gwoza, spent the night in the town, which is the headquarter of Gwoza Local Government Area of southern Borno.

“It is unacceptable that a critical healthcare facility like this Gwoza General Hospital is deprived of basic amenities such as electricity. This situation compromises the quality of care provided to patients and hampers the efforts of our dedicated healthcare professionals.

“We are not here to trade blame; we are here to find solutions. Nobody brought to my knowledge the deplorable conditions of this place.

“I will neither exonerate myself nor the local government authority. We (all) have failed to provide what is needed,” Mr Zulum said. 

Mr Zulum ordered immediate rehabilitation works, including power restoration at the hospital.

(NAN)

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