In a resolute move to bolster the healthcare sector, the dynamic leadership of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has given the green light to an expansive recruitment drive aimed at fortifying the medical workforce. The governor’s prompt approval encompasses a total of 52 adept medical personnel, comprising a duo of proficient doctors, an array of eight skilled nurses and midwives, supplemented by a dedicated cadre of 42 supportive staff.
The announcement of Governor Zulum’s strategic decision was made by the erudite Chief Medical Director of the Borno State Hospital Management Board, Professor Abubakar Ali Kullima. This noteworthy revelation came forth during an insightful visit to the General Hospital situated in the vibrant enclave of Gwoza town, held over the weekend.
This visionary initiative, masterminded by Governor Zulum, emerges as a true fulfillment of his unwavering promise to holistically address the lingering shortfall of medical professionals. The intention is to ensure that the burgeoning healthcare demands of the populous Gwoza region are not only aptly met but also elevated to a standard of excellence.
As a testament to Governor Zulum’s dedication, his recent clandestine nocturnal tour of the hospital facilities reverberates. His heartwarming gesture, executed under the cloak of darkness, was a poignant witness to the deplorable state of the establishment. In light of this, the governor has taken it upon himself to steer the rehabilitation efforts, which are currently well underway.
Amid the backdrop of these infrastructural interventions, it is worth noting that the governor, even in the face of challenging circumstances, has commendably lauded the unwavering commitment of the hospital staff. These resilient professionals, in defiance of unfavorable work conditions, continue to render their vital medical services to the community.
Emanating from Governor Zulum’s unequivocal directives, the resolute Chief Medical Director embarked on a comprehensive expedition to evaluate the health facilities spanning various corners of the state. This sweeping endeavor aims to unearth and subsequently address the spectrum of challenges that beset the healthcare centers across the region.
Venturing beyond the confines of Gwoza, the Chief Medical Director embarked on an insightful odyssey, conducting assessments at pivotal General Hospitals in Bama, Uba, Lassa, Askira, Chibok, Konduga, and Damboa. The overarching purpose of these journeys is to enact a far-reaching transformation, consistent with Governor Zulum’s vision and commitment.
As elucidated by the sagacious Chief Medical Director, Professor Abubakar Ali Kullima, “Upon my appointment as the Chief Medical Director of the Hospitals Management Board (HMB) by His Excellency, the distinguished Executive Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, CON, FNSE, mni, I was tasked with the vital mandate of ensuring the optimal functionality of all hospitals under the HMB’s purview.” Embracing this momentous mission with fervor, Professor Kullima promptly marshaled his adept management team to embark on a meticulous tour, traversing the expanse of hospitals that fall under the HMB’s aegis.
This visionary stride, orchestrated by Governor Zulum, and executed under the watchful stewardship of the Chief Medical Director, Professor Abubakar Ali Kullima, epitomizes a resolute commitment to advancing the healthcare landscape across Borno State. Through this comprehensive staffing initiative and infrastructure overhaul, the health and well-being of the citizenry are poised to witness a transformative journey toward a brighter and healthier future.