By Enyim Enyim
ONITSHAâ€”Anambra State Government is to recruit more doctors, laboratoryÂ scientists and nurses to fill the existing vacant positions created by theÂ expansion ofÂ health institutions in the state.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Amobi Ilika dropped the hint at the opening of a three-day 32nd Annual General Meeting, AGM, of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, held in Anambra State.
He said the establishment of the state teaching hospital and expansion of all the departments in the state owned general hospitals gave rise to the existing vacant positions.
â€œSince Governor Peter Obiâ€™s administration came into power and upgraded government hospitals, which in turn restored the confidence of the populace and attracted many patients, government has no alternative than to employ more health workers to attend to the teeming public who are now patronizing government hospitals,â€ said Ilika.
However, he declined to mention the number of people to be recruited and when the recruitmentÂ exerciseÂ would begin.