Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam has given approval for the recruitment of additional 228 medical doctors, consultants, nurses and other categories of specialists and professional medical workers for the newly established Yobe University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH), which has begun to provide medical and clinical services to the public.
The latest recruitment of the 228 additional medical personnel followed interviews conducted by a special recruitment committee headed by YSUTH Chief Medical Director, Baba Waru Goni.
Of this number, there are six medical consultants, 30 medical officers, seven dental officers, 22 nursing officers, seven skilled nurses, 66 general duty nurses, 10 pharmacists, six radiographers, two X-Ray technicians, five pharmacy technicians, 13 health management information officers, 29HIM technicians, two dieticians, five physiotherapists, one audiologist, two optometrists, two opticians, three dental therapists, nine dental technicians, one plaster technician, and two medical lab technicians.
A statement from the office of the Special Adviser on Media to the governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego revealed that “the Yobe State Government did these recruitments to further improve the people’s access to quality and affordable healthcare services in the state
According to the statement, “The public may also note that the renovations and expansion of the General Hospitals in Gaidam, Gashu’a and Potiskum Towns are ongoing and the Gaidam administration will proceed to equip them with all the required equipment and supplies as soon as the renovation works are completed.”
It could be recall that on 21st December 2016, the Governor approved the first batch recruitment of 158 doctors, nurses, and other staff for the new teaching hospital.
Seventeen (17) expatriate doctors were also recruited from the Republic of Egypt.
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