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Govt earmarks N2.5b to recruit doctors, nurses

Govt earmarks N2.5b to recruit doctors, nurses

The Katsina State Government has earmarked N2.5 billion as  special intervention  fund to address some key challenges in its  health sector, the state Commissioner of Health, Mariya Bala Usman has said.
Speaking at a media forum, Usman said that part of the money would be used to facilitate full accreditation of health training institutions, recruit 50 doctors and 100 nurses, and upgrade some health facilities.
She said that already work had commenced at the state’s three  pioneer general hospitals in Daura, Funtua and Katsina to make them referral centres and reduce influx to the state capital for health solution.
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