GOV UZODINMA TO RECRUIT OVER 800 HEALTH WORKERS, REVIVE NURSING SCHOOLS
Imo State Government is to engage over eight hundred community health workers to strengthen existing primary health care delivery within the next one year.
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced this during his maiden broadcast to the people of the state.
He said the state and local governments would collaborate to give a facelift to primary health centres across the three hundred and five wards in the state while a mobile rapid response ambulance would be put in place to cater for emergencies in all the twenty-seven local government areas of the state.
Governor Uzodinma noted that moribund schools of nursing and midwifery in Owerri, Aboh Mbaise and Awo-Omamma would also be rehabilitated.
Governor Uzodinma explained that his administration would pursue a science-driven educational policy with focus on technology, skill acquisition and entrepreneurship.
He promised to revive the state civil service and ensure prompt payment of salaries and pensions.
Governor Uzodinma said he would soon entrench democracy in the third tier of government while vowing to promote the anticorruption fight of the federal government.
Governor Uzodinma announced strategies to tackle insecurity in the state and called on the people to be law abiding as he was determined to lift the state out of poverty.