Kano Emir calls for support to less-privileged patients
By Hassan Muhammad
The need for federal and state governments to look into the possibility of assisting less-privileged patients with medical fees in orthopedic hospital among others has been stressed.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who made the plea while receiving a delegation from Dala Orthopedic Hospital, Kano led by Chief Medical Director (CMD) at his palace who paid him homage, stressed the importance of assistance.
Emir Bayero said the call became necessary considering the fact that a lot of patients lodged complaints to the Emirate that they could not afford to pay medical bills from the hospital, noting that a bill of 100,000; N300, 000; and N500, 000 may be difficult for most patients to settle.
He appealed to the management of the hospital to review the fees to enable middle class to afford bill, assuring his support on any move that would improve health sector development in the state.
Commenting on the Emir’s request, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Nuhu Salihu, said the hospital has new strategies in the pipeline to improve health facilities.
In a related development, the Emir has charged the state indigenes that passed out from Deport Nigeria Army, Zaria to be good ambassadors in the discharge of their assignment to the nation.
In same vein, the Emir has hailed the leader of Ummassabir Charitable Foundation for his efforts in assisting the less-privileged in the society.
Earlier, the Executive Director of the foundation, Hjiya Ummah had told the Emir about the purpose of her foundation, saying that she was born in Saudi Arabia, adding that when she came to the country, she decided to establish a charitable foundation aimed at assisting the less-privileged.