Kebbi state to boost healthcare

The Kebbi State government in northwest Nigeria, says it has earmarked N415.8 million to rehabilitate 13 hospitals and primary healthcare centres as well as provide drugs for the patients.

The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Umaru Kambazar in Birnin Kebbi on Monday listed the hospitals to be rehabilitated to include those in Bagudo, Kamba, Jega, Dirin Daji, Zuru, Koko, Yauri, Zauro and Kambaza.

He said a new maternity facility would be provided in Argungu in additionn to the rehabilitation of the general hospital, stressing that the Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital in the Kebbi metropolis would be expanded.

He said Saudi Arabia had assisted in the treatment of 5,000 eye patients, while 7,000 were operated upon.

The commissioner assured that the state government was ready to sustain its partnership with foreign countries to improve the health sector.

Rafat S.