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Yobe State to employ 228 additional health workers

The Yobe State Government, on Friday, has announced that it will employ more 228 health workers in the recently built Yobe State University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH) to improve people’s access to quality and affordable health care services.

According to a statement signed by Abdullahi Bego, Director of Press Affairs, Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe has approved the recruitment of additional 228 medical doctors, consultants, nurses and other categories of specialists and professional medical workers for the newly established Yobe State University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH), which has begun to provide medical and clinical services to the public.

“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. 17 expatriate doctors were also recruited from the Republic of Egypt,” the statement read.

The latest recruitment of the 228 additional medical personnel follows 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, 29 HIM 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.

The Yobe State Government did these recruitments to further improve the people’s access to quality and affordable health care services.

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.


Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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