By Gloria Afajagbe
The Edo State Government has commenced the recruitment process for the employment of over 700 healthcare practitioners to strengthen its primary healthcare system in line with ongoing reforms in the health sector by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.
The Executive Secretary, Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Omosigho Izedonmwen, while addressing journalists during the computer-based test held at the State Secretariat Complex, Benin, said about 720 professionals including doctors, nurses, community extension workers, administrators, among others, will be recruited.
“We are recruiting professionals and this computer-based test is the first stage of the process. As part of the criteria, they must be computer literate because the primary healthcare development agency will be driven by technology”
“Those who successfully pass the test after one week, will be invited for an oral interview after which they would be engaged at most in three weeks’ time. So the target is to get them on board towards the end of April.”
Izedonmwen added that the state government is committed to improving the healthcare system and rendering of quality and efficient health services to Edo people.
“We already have 497 primary healthcare centers in Edo State and this administration is committed to having at least one functional primary health center in one ward to make a total of at least 192 fully functional centers with all the infrastructures, technology, personnel and resources readily available” he said.