Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal yesterday said a verification exercise conducted on 13,000 health workers in the State, revealed that 6,000 of them were ghost workers.
Aminu who stated this at the inauguration of the Primary Healthcare Centre, Gagi and Birthright Labour Room, disclosed that plans were ongoing to recruit 400 health workers to boost healthcare services in the state.
According to him, recent survey indicated that the state had recorded 43 percent improvement on routine immunization.
The governor while expressing his administration’s commitment towards improving maternal care and routine immunization said the contributory health care scheme which was recently introduced in the state was meant to ensure universal health coverage for the people of the state.
Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, said the idea of customized labour room was based on the fact that majority of women in rural areas do not go to the hospital for delivery.