DUTSE – The Jigawa Government on Monday said it had recruited 6,000 workers into various health institutions across the state in the last seven years.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar, said made the announcement at a ceremony to mark the World Health Day in Dutse, Jigawa.
Abubakar said that before the Gov. Sule Lamido-led administration assumed office in 2007, the state had only 2,000 workers its health sector.
He said the recruitment had helped to strengthen the state’s healthcare system for quality service delivery to the people.
According to him, the present administration has introduced different policies, aimed at improving the lives of women and children.
“In Jigawa State, we have cause to celebrate our health system because of the giant strides recorded.
“Free maternal and child health care were equally introduced to address mortality rate among our women and children,” he said.
In his remarks, the Director-General of Gunduma Primary Health Care, Alhaji Usman Tahir, said the government had employed 300 midwives working across the state in the last seven years.
He said that before 2007, the state had only 36 midwives, noting that the development had reduced maternal and infant mortality rate in the state.
The State Government honoured serving and retired health workers for their past and present services to the residents. (NAN)