The Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari says the State government will be recruiting 54 consultant Medical Doctors for hospitals across the state.
Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari was speaking when he received the management of Federal Medical Centre, Katsina led by the Medical Doctor, Dr. Suleiman Bello Muhammad who paid him a courtesy call at government house, Katsina.
The Governor announced that 600 nurses, para- medical and Auxiliary staff would also be recruited this year for hospitals across the State.
Alhaji Aminu Masari explained that the restoration agenda being executed in the health sector was meant to reduce medical trips within Nigeria and abroad by indigenes seeking for medical attention.
The Governor announced that the city scan and other medical equipment installed by the present APC administration in Amadi Rimi Special medical centre had started yielding positive results in terms of provision of medical care to the citizenry.
The Governor was happy with the management of federal medical centre , Katsina for localising the services of the centre to ordinary people in the state.
Alhaji Aminu Masari assured that the state government will direct KASROMA to look into the request for asphalting the ring road in the hospital.
He also assured that the state government will continue to partner with the management of Federal medical centre to enhance health care in the state.
Earlier, the Medical Director, Dr.Suleiman Bello Muhammad told the Governor that he was at government house with the Management to show appreciation for the support and assistance being rendered to the medical centre since 2015,
Dr Suleiman specifically commended the Governor for instituting a monthly grant of 250,000 Naira to the medical centre, which had for once not been paid since assumption of office of the Governor.
He requested for the state government intervention in laying asphalt on the ring road in the medical centre, saying paucity of funds had made it difficult for the road project to be completed.
The Medical Director had earlier showered encomiums on the Governor for the laudable achievements in the health sector since 2015.