Jigawa govt. sponsores 160 indigene medical students to Sudan

Jigawa State government has sponsored 160 indigene students to study MBBS in Clinical Medicine in Sudan.

The 160 students comprises 60 boys and 100 girls, a statement issued by Alhaji Habibu Kila, special adviser to Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, revealed.

Speaking at the Government House, Dutse, Governor Badaru, reaffirmed that the purpose of sending the students to Sudan was to fill the manpower gap in the health sector.

Governor Badaru said government will continued to boost manpower in the health sector, assuring that “no medical facility in the state, no matter how remote, will be left without a medical doctor.

“It is in fulfilment of the objective that the governor has embarked on massive improvement of all basic healthcare facilities in every political ward of the state, even as he has ensured that no political wards are left without one.

“Every Jigawa State community must have a basic healthcare facility. That is a promise we have kept and we have made up our minds that those facilities will always have equipment and manpower to run them.”

The governor expressed satisfaction with the quality of the training Jigawa students acquired in China, saying “it was adequate and satisfactory.”

He said his administration is confident that the trained medical personnel will perform well in the discharge of their responsibilities as managers of healthcare facilities.

He urged the students to be good ambassadors of the state, work hard to excel in their studies and to ensure that at the end of their course, they will render selfless service to their respective communities with a view to overcoming the health challenges in the State.

The governor reminded them that as potential doctors, their primary duties is to safeguard lives and treat patients according to the ethics of the profession.

According to the statement, in October 2016, a set of 60 students from the state were sponsored to China to study Clinical Medicine.

The students have completed their studies and now working in various hospitals in the state.

The statement added that efficient health service delivery is the cardinal objectives of the Badaru-administration.

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