The Ondo State Government on Friday said it has approved the recruitment of health workers into various cadres in the health sector.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka stated this at the inauguration of Optimised Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (OWNCHW) Technical Committee in his office in Akure, the state capital.
According to him, when adequate data on the numbers of existing vacancies in the health facilities ( primary, secondary and tertiary) across the state is concluded, government will come up with figures of personnels to be recruited in order to commence the recruitment process.
Dr Ajaka said as part of the commitment of the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s efforts to continue to improve health care delivery in the state, the State has been able to get the approval from the Nurses and Midwives Council of Nigeria to train over 300 Community Nurses and Midwives.
Ajaka described Maternal and Child Health as very crucial to health service delivery that requires ultmost attention of all relevant stakeholders adding that government is poised to improve the health of Mothers, Newborn and Children through the promotion of essential health services and creating awareness on the importance of maternal and child health alongside improvement of health facility utilization.
According to him , Optimised Maternal Newborn and Child Health week is one of the various Interventions of state emergency maternal and child health intervention programs that the government is putting enough resources to drive, hence the inaguration of the Technical working group as a way of bringing all stakeholders together for better synergy and increased coverage of maternal and child health services.
He therefore urged all stakeholders including the private sector, Non governmental organization and individuals to collaborate with the state government in the noble cause of improving maternal, Newborn and Child Health in our Community.