Yobe establishes four specialists, eight general hospitals – Official

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Yobe state government says it has established four specialists and eight general hospitals to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare services at the grassroots.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Lawan Gana stated this at a news conference on Tuesday in Damaturu.

“Four general hospitals had been upgraded to specialist facilities in Buni Yadi, Postiskum, Gashua, and Geidam while Machina, Yusufari, and Jaji Maji healthcare centres were upgraded to general hospitals.

“Others were Babbangida, Bara, Buni-Gari, Yunusari and Asibitin Malam Baba, Nguru.”

Gana disclosed that a Special Baby Care unit had been set up at Specialist Hospital, Gashua, while 20-bed capacity isolation centres were established at Potiskum, Gashua, and Yunusari Specialist Hospitals.

The commissioner said, the state government also upgraded the Emergency Paediatric Unit and Trauma Centre at Specialist Hospital, Damaturu as well as provision of modern equipment at general hospitals Damagum, Buni Yadi, Gashua, and Potiskum, among others.

He commended Governor Mai Mala Buni for his commitment to transforming healthcare services in the state.

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