Sokoto teaching hospital to commence operation January 2023 – commissioner
The Sokoto State Government has said that the newly equipped University Teaching Hospital is expected to start full operation from January 2023.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ali Inname, disclosed this in Sokoto during an inspection of the facility. He said that the state government had concluded plan to equip the newly established facility.
He said that the gesture was part of the government’s commitment to begin full activities in the hospital.
“As you are aware, some months ago, the state government approved about N12 billion for the teaching hospital equipment.
“Now as you can see, the equipment contracts are on ground to begin the work with immediate effect.
“That is why we are here. As you know, the facility is very large so we cannot commence the full installation but select some structures to start.”
The commissioner said that part of the inspection was to discuss the state of the project with the contractor to fast track the work. He listed some of the areas including mother-child clinic, maternity clinic, women and children clinic and Very Important Personality wards.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Samir Hani Group, Mr Samir Hani, assured the government that the equipment installation would start immediately. He appreciated the state for choosing the company for the project, saying that the contract was in line with the activities of the government since 1981.
Earlier, the Construction Company Manager, Alhaji Kabiru Mahmud, said that the project had reached a 70 percent completion stage. He gave assurance that all the structures needed for equipment installation would be completed as soon as possible.