Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that only 23 doctors are are taking care of patients in 24 state hospitals in Zamfara State.
He said: “I was in Zamfara. At the Federal Medical Centre in Zamfara, there are about 120 doctors but the state has less than 40 in the entire state, in fact they were 23 or so as at the last count to manage 24 hospitals.
“So, it is a matter of one doctor per hospital. And, yet, the federal hospital has about 120. To me, that is inequality, inequity and must not persist in our country. This is because those who are not benefitting are also Nigerians. It is our duty to address these things and also ensure we offer our people good care.”
Adewole further noted that the shortage of doctors in Zamfara state hospital had been a man hindrance in the health care delivery in the state.
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