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Friday, 12 August 2016

Buhari inaugurates N100m intensive care facility in Kano

                                 Buhari inaugurates N100 million intensive care facility in Kano
President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Intensive Care Unit at Dala Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano.  The N100 million facility was donated by Alhaji Aminu Dantata, a businessman.

The President, who was represented by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, recalled that in 2007, Alhaji Dantata also donated two  projects to the hospital – General Ward and Amenity Suite.
Ehanire also praised Amasco, Minjirya Health Services and Pedmic Nigeria Limited for their donations  to the Spinal Centre in the hospital.

He said the government was committed to improving the health of Nigerians, calling on healthcare professionals to set targets for themselves to ensure the healthcare system becomes one of the best in the world.

The Minister later visited Dantata to thank him for his contributions to the sector and prayed that God would give him the ability to do more.

Dantata said he always felt elated whenever he contributed to the development of humanity, adding that such contributions are rewarded by the Almighty Allah.

He reiterated that he would continue to support the sector in the state and other parts of the country,urging the government to provide drugs and equipment to hospitals.


The Medical Director, Dr. Muhammed Musa, while praising Dantata for the gesture, acknowledged that the hospital provides care not only to people of the state but to others from neighbouring states.
Meanwhile, to solve the manpower needs in the sector, especially in the Northeast, the Federal Government has approved the establishment of School of Nursing and Midwifery in Nguru Local Government of Yobe State.
The Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, Dr. Abubakar Musa, made this known during Ehanire's tour of the hospital.Musa said;
 ''The Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, in it's efforts to fulfil one of its mandates of health manpower training, got the approval of its the Board of Management, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to establish a School of Midwifery. This is in order to address the growing shortage and imbalance in the availability of skilled manpower that is prevalent in the North -East and most especially in Yobe State, which is viewed as among the worst in the country.''
The school is to be situated at the former Federal Medical Centre old site, as the Medical Centre has moved to its permanent site.
Ehanire expressed optimism that the school, when in full operation, would reduce the manpower challenge, not only within the catchment areas but the entire state.
 ''I fully approve and support the efforts to develop human resources based staff, especially the School of Nursing and Midwifery to start as quickly as possible because we need those resources based officers urgently,''Ehanire said.
He urged the people living in the area to avail themselves of the school’s programmes and use the skills acquired to assist the sick in their communities.
The Minister urged the hospital’staff to put in at least, 40 hours weekly.
''While we are struggling to ensure that FMC Nguru gets its fair share from the Federal Government, you should also work with dedication and humility for at least the number of hours expected of you per day,'' he added.
The Minister noted that with the Federal Government's policy of revitalising 10,000 Primary Healthcare Centres across the country, and with the launch of saving one million lives programme, which Federal Government has disbursed $1.5million  to  the states to improve primary health care centres, the pressure on the Federal Medical Centre would be reduced.
He added that the Primary Healthcare Centre would be handling basic health care services while the Federal Medical Centre would only serve as referral centre.

1 comment:

  1. this is not the change we need ooo

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