Attaining maximum potentials on health facilities, our vision -Ganduje
By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has revealed that his administration’s vision in health care system is to attain its maximum potentials with best facilities available in the state.
The governor made the remarks yesterday at the commissioning of diagnosis centre constructed by the National Sovereign and Investment Authority (NSIA) at Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).
The governor, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, described qualitative health as vital tools for any societal development.
He said that government had provided several health care facilities and agencies which include the Cancer Treatment Centre at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital; Kano State Contributory Health Care Management Agency and upgrading health facilities at the four newly Emirates with 400 beds among others.
In her keynote address, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed said that NSIA has made various efforts in improving health care delivery system in the country.
She called for a proper utilization of the centre for the betterment of the society.
Earlier, in his welcome remarks, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Abdulrahman Abba Sheshe said since the establishment of the hospital in 1988, it has grown over the years to a 700-bed capacity and expertise in many sub specialties, including renal transplanting among others.
He therefore acknowledged the tremendous contributions of state government to the progress of the hospital, hoping that the tempo would be sustained.
In a related development, the acting governor of the state, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has received the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), which gives final verification regarding polio eradication in Nigeria who came for an advocacy visit to the governor in his office.
The acting governor further elaborated tremendous achievement of the state government in the area of fighting polio in the state.
“It is now 65 months without polio out breaking in Kano State. This moment is worth for appreciation our sacrifice and commitment of our administration which yielded positive results,” Gawuna explained.
Earlier in his remarks, the state Commissioner of Health Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, who led the delegation, said the team was in Kano to certify the performance of the state in polio immunization programme.
He therefore said that the achievement recorded in polio immunization in the state was not by accident but because of the political will and contributions of the present administration.