As we celebrate the world health Day with a focus on nurses and midwives, the Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration acknowledges the relentless efforts of Nurses, midwives, and other health workers in the pursuit of good health for the populace.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel-Berje indicates that the government also notices the huge deficit in the numbers of nurses and midwives available globally.
This it attributes to the huge burden and strain of the demand for good health placed on the capabilities of the nurses pushing them to work beyond capacity.
To address the situation, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor says the government is committed to reducing the deficit by providing more qualified nurses and midwives as well as evolving more strategies for training and retraining of health workers generally.
With the present menace of the COVID- 19, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello also recognizes all the front line medical health workers that risk their lives every day in attending to cases and impeding further spread, despite the fact that no case has been recorded in Niger State, with much hope it stays so.
The State government has however set up isolation centers to address any issue that might arise.
It, therefore, calls for the cooperation of Citizens to Stay Safe and Alive and observe social distancing to enable us to witness more celebrations.