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Anniversary: Zamfara Govt constructs 14 hospitals for women/children 

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The Zamfara State Government on Tuesday said that it had built modern hospitals  for women and children at the headquarters of each of its 14 local government areas of the state within its one year in office.

 

The State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau.

 

Kanoma said that the facilities were part of the state government’s commitments under Gov. Bello Matawalle-led  administration.

 

He said Matawalle immediately after his inauguration came up with policies that would  improve the healthcare of the citizens of the state.

 

“Part of the policies is the establishment of modern hospitals for women and children at  the headquarters of each of the 14 local government areas of the state.

 

“We have completed all the hospitals, we have bought  medical equipment, and we were only delayed in the distribution of the equipment to the hospitals due to the  COVID-19 pandemic challenges.

 

According to him, part of the achievements recorded during the one year in office of the governor’s administration is the re-awarding of the contract for the renovation of Shinkafi Referral Hospital that had been abandoned several years ago  by the previous administrations.

 

“Other achievements recorded by the state government by  the Ministry of Health from May 29, 2019 to date include the revival of  the various MDAs and programmes to promote healthcare delivery.

 

“We secured  the release of N400 million from the state government for MDAs under the state Ministry of Health to run their affairs.

 

“The following amounts were received by each of the  beneficiaries:  N100 million for State Drugs Management Agency, N100 million for Health Contributory Agency, N100 million for Primary Health Care Development Agency and N100 million for Hospital Service Management Board,” he said.

 

He also said  that the state government bought ambulances and utility vehicles for hospitals and health offices and programmes.

 

After discovering 84 ghost medical doctors and 64 nurses from the state government’s payroll, Gov. Bello Matawalle gave approval for the recruitment of more medical doctors and nurses for secondary and tertiary health institutions in the state.

 

The commissioner, however, lauded the efforts of the state government in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

 

He also appreciated the support and cooperation from traditional and religious leaders in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.


Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Peter Dada (NAN)

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