The state chairman of MHWUN, Yusuf Inuwa, disclosed this in an interview with News Men on Sunday in Maiduguri.
Inuwa said that inadequate health personnel in the state-owned health institutions was affecting health care delivery in the state, adding that retired workers must be replaced to change the trend.
“The state government recently constructed a kidney dialysis center at the State Specialist Centre which was recently commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said doctors, nurses, midwives, laboratory scientist, technicians and pharmacists among others are the health personnel they needed for the smooth running of the health center.
Inuwa urged Gov. Umara Zulum of Borno to prioritise the welfare of the health personnel in order to increase productivity. However, the chairman lamented that some of the problems facing the sector was the salary disparities between the health workers.
“Our major challenge is that our local government area workers are earning 40 per cent of their CONHESS salaries while those working in the state capital are getting 90 per cent which is not supposed to be so.
“Another lingering issue has been the 65 years of service for the health workers. We believe if this is implemented, it will enable us to train newly employed workers who will take over from those who retired.”
The state government had spent over N1 billion to rehabilitate and procure state-of-the-art facilities for 38 secondary health facilities destroyed by Boko Haram insurgency across the state.