Nigeria: Adamawa State Have Only 300 Medical Doctors – Dr Gargah

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The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association Adamawa State Chapter Dr Tonde Gargah said that the four million people in Adamawa have barely 300 medical doctors to cater for their healthcare needs.

Dr Gargah, disclosed this in a speech at the Adamawa Democracy Day Town Hall Meeting, held on Friday in Yola.
He said The population of the doctors grossly falls short of the recommendations by World Health Organisation which suggests one doctor to about 600 people.

He also said that the situation in the state is now one doctor catering for 13,300 people and this is inadequate and in spite of the little number of health personnel in the state their welfare is the least, if compared with neighbouring states in the region.

He also called on the on the state government to look into the welfare of the medical doctors so as to boost their morale for effective healthcare delivery.

Gargah observed that the population of Adamawa was rapidly rising, especially in Yola South Local Government Area, and urged government to build more hospitals to boost healthcare delivery.

Responding, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri said that within the one year in office, his administration had recorded tremendous infrastructural and human capital development across the state.

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