LG chair to FG: Convert Gwarzo hospital into FMC
By Our Reporter
The chairman of Gwarzo Local Government Area in Kano State, Engr. Bashir Abdullahi Kutama has appealed to the Federal Government to convert the General Hospital there into a Federal Medical Center (FMC).
Alhaji Kutama, who made the appeal in an interview with newsmen in Kano recently said the medical facility was serving the whole Kano North Senatorial District and some parts of Katsina State.
According to him, he has contributed a lot in the rehabilitation of the hospital, adding that he had improved healthcare services in all the 26 clinics in the domain.
“We have done so much in maternal health to the extent that we have rented some places to convert them to antenatal centres.
“Like in Salihawa, we converted a classroom to antenatal center where we equipped it with state-of-the-art equipment and mobile ambulance for antenatal services.
“We have renovated many Primary Health Care Centres and made sure that the staff are working diligently to serve our people,” the chairman said.
On youth development, Kutama disclosed that he had spent N350 million to establish a vocational center for youth in the area in order to teach them skills acquisition programmes so as to make them productive.
He added that he had provided scholarships to 450 youths in the area, in addition to allocating shops to 360 youths free of charge from the newly built market in the area.
“We are doing all this in order to make our youths productive in order to develop our area in a near future.
“We have achieved all the giant strides within two years and we shall continue up to the end of our tenure,” he assured,” he highlighted.