Bauchi Govt Trains Midwives for Posting to Communities
By Murtala Muhammad
Bauchi State Government has conducted a five-day orientation to 92 graduands of Basic and Community Midwifery, with the call on them to exhibit high sense of professionalism in the course of their assigned duties.
The training was aimed at preparing the graduates on what is expected of them at their places of posting for a one year mandatory service.
The Midwives were graduates of the Aliko Dangote College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bauchi and School of Nursing Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi.
The Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed said after the orientation seventy percent of the graduands would be posted to communities, while the remaining thirty percent would be at primary healthcare facilities.
The Provost Aliko Dangote College of Nursing and Midwifery Bauchi, Hajiya Rakiya Sale said the college graduated forty eight out of the ninety two midwives undergoing the training while the remaining forty four were of the College of Nursing ATBUTH.
She expressed confidence that rigorous training the participants went through they would deliver optimally.
Also speaking, the Director Nursing Services in the State Ministry of Health Abdullahi Saleh commended the participants for their conducts and urged them to replicate in their various places of assignment.
Some of the grandaunts interviewed, pledged that they would effectively carry out their duties with a view to improving the negative indices of maternal and child mortality in the state.