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Jigawa Govt. recruits 450 health workers

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By Muhammad Bashir

The Jigawa Government has recruited 450 health workers  to help in effective delivery of service in the heath sector in the state.

Dr Kabir Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Saturday.

He said that those recruited included senior and junior community health extension workers, medical lab technicians and their assistants and environmental health workers.

Others, he said, were dental assistants, x-ray technicians as well as food and nutrition technicians.

He said that the new workers would undergo two-week orientation course to acquaint them with the necessary skills to handle primary healthcare issues at the grassroots.

The executive secretary charged health workers to adhere strictly to the civil service rules in the conduct of their duties.

He said that government recruited the workers to ensure efficient healthcare delivery in the state.

Ibrahim added that the appointment would along way in enhancing access to quality healthcare delivery, particularly in rural communities.

NAN reports 15 graduates were employed from each of the 30 constituencies in the state.

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