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State Govt To Recruit More Health Workers For Effective Service Delivery

The Nasarawa State Government says it will recruit more health workers and review upward the overhead cost of agencies and parastatals under the Ministry of Health for effective service delivery. 

The Commissioner of Health, Ahmed Baba Yahaya disclosed this he appeared before the committee on Health of the state House of Assembly for the 2021 budget assessment in Lafia. 

Baba also disclosed that the state government is upgrading healthcare facilities across the state to give the sector a lifeline. 

Similarly, the committee and the management of the Dalhatu Araf  Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia are to enhance their partnership for effective healthcare service delivery in the state.

This was part of the outcome of the resolution reached when the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Hassan Ikramah, met with the Chairman of the committee, Usman Labaran Shafa for the Hospital's 2021 budget assessment in Lafia. 

Shafa commended the management of DASH for being up and doing in its activities and enjoined them to redouble effort to achieve more results as one of  the outstanding tertiary health establishments that the state is depending on.

The health committee Chairman said the House is committed in supporting the hospital and the government to get the best from the health establishment  for the overall benefit of the people of the state.

On his part, Dr Hassan Ikramah, the CMD of DASH, who lamented how strike by health workers, especially doctors is seriously affecting their activities said the state is working out ways to address reoccurring strike issues and emerging challenges Internally.

Ikramah explained in details the hospital budget performance, its success areas and emerging challenges as well as areas the hospital need the House intervention.

The committee also played host to the management of Nasarawa State Health Insurance Scheme for its 2021 budget assessment.

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