The Kano State Hospital Management Board has revealed that the state government didn’t sacked any casual worker but has suspend their operations to be able to conduct adequate verifications as well as to have an accurate data of its casual workers.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Board’s Public Relation Officer Samira Sulaiman. According to the statement, the board is trying to ascertain the total number of its casual workers and their mode of payment and didn’t sack any of them.
The statement added that it was discovered that there was a mistake in recruitment of the casual workers and as such there is a need for the state to regularize their recruitment as well as to take their accurate data.
“Most of these casual workers are not captured in the state budget and it was discovered that the hospitals were paying them from the deductions made in the state contributory health scheme which is not appropriate,” said the statement.
It can be recalled that in 2022 according to the then Executive secretary of the state Primary Healthcare management Board Dr Tijjani Hussaini the state has needs 23, 000 health workers to meet the immediate needs of providing quality services and that the state has only 19, 000 healthcare workers and only 9, 000 were permanently engaged out of which he said 6, 000 were frontline workers.