From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
Kano State Government under Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf remains affirmed to complete the abandoned hospitals in the state.
This was revealed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf during the supervision to Tofa comprehensive Hospital built by Engr. Abdulkadir Jobe, Member representing Dawakin Tofa/Rimin Gado/Tofa at the Federal House of Representatives and Kafin Maiyaki cottage hospital in Kiru Local Government.
Dr. Labaran pointed out that Tofa comprehensive hospital is 100 beds capacity that engulfed billions of Naira and equipped with all the needed equipments.
“I Will write the report to His Excellency Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf to explain to him the remaining equipments required at the hospital. After completion, I want the Governor to commission these hospitals by himself,” Dr. Labaran reaffirmed.
The commissioner enjoined the people of Tofa local government to continue protecting the equipment at facility, supporting Engr. Jobe and avoid anything that may cause friction between them and NNPP leaders.
He further urged them to bring their children to the immunization centres, calling on them to accord the ongoing fIPV+nOPV campaign in the state with all seriousness by making sure their deserving children are fully immunized as diphtheria is still in the state, pointing out that the routine immunization is one of the vaccine against diphtheria.
Dr. Labaran and his team inspected all the equipments at Kafin Maiyaki cottage hospital in Kiru Local Government.
“This hospital was initiated during the second tenure of the administration of Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. When we left, the hospital was abandoned and became dilapidated.We see a lot of damages and cracks on the wall with ceiling felled down.
“I wilI write the report to the Governor and his council about my assessment on the hospital. We have to rehabilitate the structure of the facility.” He added.
The Commissioner advised the people of the local government areas to establish hospital friends committees for the hospitals.
During the visit, Dr. Labaran was accompanied by all the heads of the agencies including Director Genel Primary Healthcare Management Board, Director General DMCSA, DG SACA, DG KNCDC, ES HMB, ES PHIMA, ES KACHMA, and ES KEHTFUND.
On their separate remarks, Turakin Tofa Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Tofa and the former speaker Kano state House of Assembly, Gambo sallau of Kiru local government, expressed their appreciation for the visit and thanked the Governor for prioritising healthcare development in the state.