Talata Mafara Local Government Council of Zamfara State has vowed to recruit unemployed trained health personnel as volunteers to meet the existing gap of health professionals within their respective communities.
This was made known by the Chairman of the local council Alh. Lawali Mafara yesterday while receiving leaders of eleven wards development committees for routine immunization in the areas who paid him an advocacy visit in his office yesterday.
The council Boss said, his administration would give priority to the improvement of health care services in the area, adding that a monthly allowances will be created for the volunteers when recruited, promised to convert them as full staff when the economy is improved.
According to him, plans are under way by the local government to collaborate with the Ward Development Committees forum in introducing drugs revolving programme in at least one health facility per ward.
Hon. Lawali also pledged to ensure availability of functional Solar refrigerators in at least one health facility per ward with a view to meet the national standard of improving routine immunization, saying that the local government is committed to repair all broken solar refrigerators within the local government.
He appealed to the Ward Development Committees to assist his administration through regular visit to health facilities and report and health worker found absconded from his station.
Earlier, Chairman of Talata Mafara Local Council Ward Development Committee forum, Ubandawaki Mafara, said his committee is being supported by Save the Children in its bid to ensure adequate immunization resources are provided by authorities with a view have quality routine immunization services among children.
The forum chairman identify lack of functional solar refrigerators, skilled health workers particularly midwives, and frequent abscond of health workers from their stations as major challenges of ensuring effecting routine immunization services for women and children under the local council.

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