The Bauchi state Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela has declared that very soon the state government would lift the employment embargo placed on the health sector in the state.
Tela gave the assurance at the state primary health care retreat in 2021 of the stakeholders,with the theme “Towards building a sustainable and resilient primary health care system in Bauchi state” in Gombe.
The stakeholders include traditional and religious leaders, development partners, Federal, state and local government officials in the health sector among others.
He said the state government has priority in the implementation of programmes that would improve health care delivery in the state.
“We are working on the verification exercise report to see that the health care system gets more human resources in the state.
“The administration is committed to health care delivery that is why the state had settled the outstanding counterpart fund with partners to the tune of N350 million,”he
Tela who is also the Chairman Primary health Care in the state urged the Stakeholders to deliberate and come out with robust policy and programme that would strengthen the health care sector in the state.
Also Speaking, the state commissioner for health, Dr Sama’ila Dahuwa said the state government needs policies and programmes that would drive opportunities for sustaining the primary health care system in the state.
He said considering primary health care service which provide basic health care to over 80% of the citizens, adding that the lack of sustainability of PHCs would dampen the productivity of the health care system and delivery in the state.
Dahuwa assured that the retreat would provide opportunity for stakeholders to brainstorm and come up with a valuable programme for effective health Car delivery for the citizens in the state.
On his part, Alhaji Bashir Maidabino, representative of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has Commended the Bauchi state government for committing to a sustainable primary health care system.
He urged governments and stakeholders to take ownership of the community health services, which he said would improve sustainability and effective health care delivery.
Maidabino also called on the stakeholders to use the retreat to produce programmes and projects that would strengthen primary health Care services to the citizens.