His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has given approval for the recruitment of additional 228 medical doctors, consultants, nurses and other categories of specialists and professional medical workers for the newly established Yobe University Teaching Hospital
(YSUTH), which has begun to provide medical and clinical services to the public. Some may recall that on 21st December2016,the Governor approved the first batch recruitment of 158 doctors, nurses, and other staff for the new teaching hospital. 17 expatriate doctors were also recruited from the Republic of Egypt.
The latest recruitment of the 228 additional medical personnel follows interviews conducted by a special recruitment committee headed by YSUTH Chief Medical Director, Baba Waru
Goni.Of this number, there are six medical consultants, 30 medical officers, seven dental officers, 22 nursing officers, seven skilled nurses, 66 general duty nurses, 10 pharmacists, six radiographers, two X-Ray technicians, five pharmacy technicians, 13 health management
information officers, 29 HIM technicians, two dieticians, five physiotherapists, one audiologist, two optometrists, two opticians, three dental therapists, nine dental technicians, one plaster technician, and two medical lab technicians. The Yobe State Government did these recruitments to
further improve the people’s access to quality and affordable healthcare services. The public may also note that the renovations and expansion of the General Hospitals in
Gaidam, Gashu’a and Potiskum Towns are ongoing and the Gaidam administration will proceed to equip them with all the required equipment and supplies as soon as the renovation works are completed.
Director of Press Affairs to His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam