More than 22 medicals staff and consultants employed between last year and today by the Taraba State Government have resigned from state employment over poor pay and lack of training opportunities, investigations by Taraba Truth and Facts have revealed.
The only 91 doctors are currently working with the Taraba State Health Service Management Board,with the majority of them working at the State Ministry of Health and the State Specialist Hospital, while only a few were scattered across the other 15 state-owned health institutions
Most local governments in the state have only a doctor and dentist as seen in First Referral Hospital Lau, Bambur General hospital Karim Lamido, General hospital warwar, First Referral Hospital Baisa, General hospital Bali & Zing while ABM referral Hospital Pantisawa Yoro and Donga LGA has only one doctor serving the entire local government.
Cottage Hospital Ibi has only two doctors with a dilapidated roof and building that leaves patients and relatives drenched whenever it rains.
However, General Hospitals Wukari, Takum and Gembu has more than two medical doctors with a consultant respectively.