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Bauchi to motivate medical doctors, health workers for effective service delivery

Bauchi State, Commissioner of Health, Dr Adamu Umar Sambo 

By Akanji Alowoludo, Bauchi

Bauchi State Government has assured that it is to provide a conducive working environment for Medical Doctors in the state in its resolve to achieving the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) objectives. 

The Government also assured that all health and medical workers will enjoy one incentive or the other to motivate them to put in their professional best in saving lives and promote effective and efficient healthcare service delivery. 

The assertion was made by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Adamu Umar Sambo while declaring open, the 2023 Non-Election Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) held at the Multi purpose Hall of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi on Thursday. 

The Commissioner said that salaries and other emoluments of the Health and Medical workers will be paid as at when due in order to make working very easy for them. 

Among the things that will be done according to the Commissioner, include perfect housing for the Medical Doctors, car loans to make mobility easier for them as well as other benefits as obtained in other states. 

Adamu Sambo added that the facilities will be improved upon in order to have an environment that will aid effective and efficient healthcare service delivery in line with the world healthcare service practice. 

According to him, Bauchi State has enjoyed the presence of many Federal health institutions a development he said has opened up opportunities for medical health workers from the state to work there. 

He then called on NMA to support the Government as it strive to make the health sector one of the best in the country where referrals will be made stressing that collaboration is one of the most important thing in development of the health sector. 

Earlier, Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA, Dr Muhammad Bashir Faruk said that the AGM for the 2023 was designed to focus on the issues militating against effective and efficient healthcare service delivery. 

The NMA Chairman lamented that the situation has become so pathetic that Government must quickly intervene in order to arrest the situation before it gets out of hand. 

Bashir Faruk also stressed the need for action to stop the frequency of movement of the Doctors from the state to other states by ensuring that the health sector did not suffer a major catastrophe in the Sector. 

The NMA Chairman assured that members will continue to discharge their professional duties diligently and in line with the ethics and practices of the medical profession. 

The theme for the 2023 AGM is “Healthcare Delivery Services in Bauchi state: Challenges and Way Forward”. 

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