Bauchi commissioner unhappy with health workers absence from work

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BY SAIFULLAH MAHMUD, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 | 03:26 PM


Dr. Adamu Umar Sambo, Bauchi’s Commissioner of Health has warned staff against unwarranted absence from work.

He said he will not tolerate this act under his watch.

He made this known during an unscheduled visit to Geljaule, Gumau, Rishi, Zalau, and Rahama Primary Health Care Centers in the state over the weekend.

According to him, he met only two staff at each of the PHCCs.

'I am very angry with what I saw today in our facilities across the district. In most of the places I visited, the personnel were not on duty, I met less than 2 personnel in each of the facilities I visited, and most of them were volunteer workers, not staff.

'Therefore, the administration of Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir will not take this intolerable act for granted and we will surely sanction the offenders,' Sambo said.

In a similar report by Trinube Newspaper, Dr Adamu explained that Governor Bala Muhammad's administration is committed to implementing policies and programs that will help in changing the state’s health sector narratives.

According to him, the governor promised to provide conducive healthcare facilities to the citizens.

'The administration of Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir is committed to implementing policies and programs that can change the state health sector narrative to a global standard, hence the need is to provide conducive healthcare facilities to the citizens. Therefore, we won’t take absenteeism and late coming for granted,' Sambo added.


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