ABUJA: THE Borno State Government has placed another set of 49 medical students on monthly salary.
The State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, who approved the move, said this was is an effort to re-position the state’s healthcare sector and ensure steady supply of quality personnel.
This was disclosed in a press statement by the Special Adviser on Press Affairs and Information to the governor, Mallam Abdullahi Bego.
He said the state government had also recently employed 52 nurses who have successfully passed their Nursing and Midwifery Council Examinations
“All medical students currently sponsored by the State Government will be employed automatically by the government after obtaining their medical degrees. The Gaidam administration will continue on this track, taking all measures necessary to ensure a healthcare system which provides quality and affordable care for the people of the state,” Bego.
CAJ News established that the state government is presently processing other applications from medical students willing to benefit from the scheme. The governor last June had approved the placement of 104 medical students on monthly salary. With the latest addition the total number of medical students to benefit from this gesture now stands at more than 150.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY