Kano To Establish Cancer Treatment Center

By Adamu Aminu

Kano State Government is set to establish a Cancer Treatment Center to enhance treatment of the disease within the state and the country at large.

The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Kabir Ibrahim-Getso made this known on Tuesday while briefing Newsmen after defending the proposed 2019budget for his Ministry before the State House of Assembly’s committee onHealth.

 Dr Kabir  said that the centre when established,would be the first of its kind by a state government apart from the six existing ones owned by the Federal Government, adding that it will contributeso much towards reducing the challenges faced by some cancer patients,especially in the Northern part of the country.

While briefing, on the proposed budget estimate of overN26.7 billion earmarked for the health sector in the 2019, the Commissioner emphasized that the proposed amount will be used to continue to boost the health sector in order to give the people of the state more required attention and also access to a befitting health facilities.

 He explained that more health workers will be recruited in 2019, aimed at complimenting the state government efforts towards improving the health sector and also reducing unemployment.

Ibrahim-Getso further disclosed that not less than N3 billion was proposed for the campaign against Malaria, adding that 3 million will be used for the procurement and distribution of treated Mosquito nets.

“We are also going to construct new health facilities and rehabilitate the existing ones so that the patients will have a good atmosphere”, according to the Commissioner.

 He explained that more health workers will berecruited in 2019, aimed at complimenting the state government efforts towards improving the health sector and also reducing 

 Also briefing Newsmen, the Chairman of the health committee, and member representing Gwarzo Constituency Alhaji Rabiu Saleh-Gwarzo said the assembly will ensure that the budget when passed is implemented accordingly.

Saleh-Gwarzo explained that, “it is part of our responsibilities as legislatures to ensure that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies appear before us to defend what is proposed for them.