By Ushang Ewa
The Cross River State Government has begun the recruitment of 1000 health workers to tackle the challenge of dearth in manpower a statement from the Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRSPHCDA) says.
The statement signed and issued in Calabar on Wednesday by the Director General of the agency, Dr. Betta Edu said the recruitment exercise will begin today (Wednesday). However, she told CrossRiverWatch that the actual submission of documents online will begin later this week to prevent people falling prey to fraudsters.
The recruitment comes weeks after the Governor, Senator Ben Ayade had announced his approval for the exercise and according to the CRSPHCDA, he called for a, “fast track of process as he wishes to pay first salary in January if possible.”
The employment will, “fill existing gaps in the Primary hyealth Care system, create more jobs for Cross Riverians and also improve on service delivery in our primary health centers across the State,” the agency said.
It continued: “The job opening is strictly for health workers and the eligibility criteria will be published on the link for application.
“The Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency is committed to a transparent process based on merit. This is Health Care and we cannot afford to play nepotism or politics with health.
“All applicants will go through Examination and interviews. Successful candidates will be published online.
“All applications will be submitted online directly to the Agency, and applicants will be applying to work in specific primary health care facilities across the state, Where they will be bonded.”
The agency also warned that: “On no account should any member of the public give any money to anybody for employment in Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
“The employment process is free! anyone who gives money to staff of agency or any other person for the purpose of this employment does so at their own peril.
“If discovered, the applicant stands automatically disqualified and the perpetrators will be made to face the full weight of the law.”
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