Kano Cancer Center begins operation early 2021 –Dr. Tsanyawa
…Commends KNHA for above 15% health budget
From Usman Gwadabe, Kaduna
Kano State Multi-million-Naira Cancer Centre will be inaugurated to commence operation by first quarter of 2021.
The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa disclosed this while making remarks at the second day of a three-day 2021 Kano State Health Sector Annual Operational Plan (AOP) at Hotel Seventeen, Kaduna State yesterday.
He said the centre, apart from diagnostic activities, would also provide treatment to cancer patients, stressing that that the project is one of dozens established by the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in five years.
The commissioner told the participants that officials from other states are trooping to the state to learn the technical know how in respect of the state’s Revolving Fund and Contributory Health Care Management Board, adding that all the agencies under the ministry are functioning very well.
Dr. Tsanyawa revealed that one Primary Health Care in each of the 484 wards would be upgraded not only for quality service delivery, but for making them accessible to inhabitants.
He then thanked Governor Ganduje for having total concerns to good health for the citizens through provision of adequate fund to ensure quality service delivery at all levels.
The commissioner further commended the state House of Assembly for approving more than 15 of the budget to health sector, adding that without the release of fund by the governor, the present achievements recorded in the sector would not have been possible.
He charged participants on good plan development that could be in conformity with the giant works of Governor Ganduje, in addition to making the people of the state proud.
One of the participants from CHAJ, Dr. Ashiru Adam Abubakar urged the planners to put in mind that what they are developing is a plan that they themselves would benefit, stressing that adhering to that would make them to come up with acceptable and workable plan.
Contributing on the plan, Kano (KANSLAM), Maimuna Yakubu Muhammad appealed to participants to include provision of electricity, water, training and gender services among others in the plan, noting that doing so would improve service delivery in all the state facilities.
Presenting a paper on ‘Development of 2021 Kano State AOP and Costing by MDAs’ representative of Lafiya Project, Mr. Korede Royals, explained that costing and budgeting are very vital, stressing that if the assumption are not captured properly, the plan would not be realistic.
During the event, Hassan Dattijo Adhama from Primary Health Care Management Board has illustrated how participants could apply SWOT in their respective agencies’ development plan.