From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
Kano State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to re-introduce the outreach program for the purpose of providing free medical services hard to reach communities in the State.
The State Commissioner for Health Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf disclosed this during a meeting with the management staff of the state Primary Health Care Management Board at the Board Headquarters during an unscheduled visit to the Board Headquarters.
In a statement signed by the information officer State Primary Healthcare Management Agency Maikudi Muhammad Marafa Dr. Labaran said, part of the visit was aimed at accessing the level and condition of the ambulances procured by the administration of Dr. Rabi’u Kwankwaso who launched the program eight years ago as well as discussion on the setback recorded on the performance of Routine Immunization (where Kano State is still recording 0 Dose).
The Health Commissioner therefore urged the Staff of the Board to redouble their efforts in the discharge of their duties as the present administration is committed toward execution of meaningful programs aimed at uplifting the health sector.
The Commissioner also inspected the ambulances and directed for their immediate overhauling and servicing of the vehicles as part of preparation for the commencement of the outreach program in the State as part of pledges made by the Executive Governor of Kano State Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf during his Inaugural Speech.