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KNSG To complete Construction of Africa’s largest Cancer Center by October, 2022

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Muktar Yahaya Shehu

The Kano state government has assured it’s commitment for completion of construction as well as installation of electronic gadgets at Muhammad Buhari specialist hospital cancer Center, the largest in Africa.

The center to be ready for commission by October this year.

The state commissioner of Health Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa announced this during the press conference on the maiden Kano state health week 2022.

He said the event which is first of its kind in the history of the state is one of the noble ideas of health system strengthening by present administration.

“Since the inception of this administration, Kano state remains at the forefront for the realization of various health and socio-economic development of the state” Dr Tsanyawa said.

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The commissioner further mentioned some of the achievement of present administration on the health sector which includes; the construction of the largest cancer treatment center in Africa which will finish by the October this year, the full financing of Routine Immunization services in the state, as well as construction and upgrade of over five Hundred Healthcare facilities.

According to Tsanyawa, others are upgrade of Muhammad Abdullahi wase specialist Hospital to state-owned Teaching Hospital, Establishment of Kano health trust fund, private Health institution management Agency, Kano state contributory Healthcare management Agency, among others.

“The series of Kano health week 2022 activities are: Day one Monday 19th September, award deserving personalities, distribution of letters of appointment to newly recruited staff under the ministry and some of it’s parastatals, Day Two: commissioning of upgraded Rano General hospital to socialist hospital and conduct of medical outreach at Rano Emirate specialist Hospital, distribution of hospital Equipment to health facilities and distribution of uniforms to health workers”, he said.

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“Similarly, during the week, Wednesday will be day Three and it’s activities is to include commemoration of 2022 world breastfeeding week, distribution of free maternal commodities, launching of Rota Vaccine and launching of world pati safety day. Thursday will be the last day for the activities and it’s programs are: commissioning of 25 bed capacity ITFC at Unguwa Uku primary health care center suppoted by MSF, handing over of newly constructed maternity at Tudun Fulani primary health care center suppoted by MSF also, commissioning of maternity complex at waziri Gidado General hospital constructed by a philanthropist and commissioning of 30 selected primary health care centers renovated by saving one million lives”, he added.

He then commented Kano state government in it’s efforts to upgrade the state health sector to international standard.

The commissioner also thanks development partners, traditional rulers, Religious leaders for all their support to health and well-being of the people in the state.

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