Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital CMD bemoans shortage of staff
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The Acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, Dr Saidu Abubakar Kadas, has denounced the absence of clinical faculty in the office.

Dr. Kadas said regardless of having heaps of structures and clinical gear the medical clinic is incapacitated for absence of satisfactory work force to place them into utilization.

He said this while talking with columnists in Bauchi, including that the circumstance is effectsly affecting the medical clinic’s activities.

The acting CMD educated that the last time the emergency clinic selected staff was around five years back, including that from that point forward no enlistment of staff has been made.

“The hospital is a 700-capacity facility. We are grossly understaffed. For the past five years or so we have not had employment.

“If you go round (the hospital) you will see a lot of projects that have been developed while some are under construction. All these are supposed to be manned by people but if you don’t have… Presently, we don’t have enough staff,” he said.

He further educated that the ATBUTH houses a COVID-19 segregation community in spite of the way that its staff limit is being overstretched.

Kadas said re-appropriated administrations are representing a test to the medical clinic, including this has been the situation since government coordinated that both security and cleaning administrations be redistributed.

As indicated by him, both staff security and cleaning administrations are vital to support conveyance in the clinic.

“Before now, the hospital had control over these issues but the government banned it. It said these services should be outsourced.

“The law was made and the government should have supported it with finance. How do we pay all these people from our purse?” he queried.