By Murtala Muhammad
Bauchi State Ministry of Health has inaugurated the newly appointed Chairmen and Members of nine Board under it, with a call on them to ensure diligence and dedication for the overall development of health care delivery in the state.
Inaugurating the appointees at the Covid-19 Emergency Operation Centre of the Ministry, the State Commissioner for Health Dr. Aliyu Mohammed Maigoro also charged them to see their appointments as an opportunity to bring about positive change in the sector.
Dr. Aliyu Maigoro noted that the challenges bedeviling the state’s health sector were numerous, hence the need for appointees to put strategies in place towards saving the sector from total collapse.
He said Governor Bala Mohammed has indicated interest to lift the ban on employment in the state, adding that by first quarter of the year 2021, there will be massive employment of human resource for health, cutting across all cadres to bridge the existing gap in the sector.
In separate Responses, the nine Board Chairmen expressed determination to work hard, so as to justify the confidence reposed on them.
The Boards under the State Ministry of Health include Hospital Management Board (HMB), Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Bauchi State Health Contributory Management Agency (BASHCMA), Drug and Medical Consumables Management Agency (DMMA), Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA), Bauchi State Health Trust Fund (BHETFUND), Aliko Dangote, College of Nursing Services Bauchi, Bill and Melinda Gates College of Health Technology Ningi and the Bauchi State Specialists Hospital.