Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, says that his administration would soon begin the upgrade of general hospitals located within the headquarters of each of the four newly created Emirates, so as to have the capacity for accommodating 400 beds.
He assured that all the hospitals would be equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment, to cater for all the medical needs of the Emirates. That, according to him “…will take away the much burden place on other hospitals located within the Kano metropolitan Emirate.”
He made the disclosure when he paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Rano, Alhaji (Dr) Tafida Abubakar (Autan Bawo), over the death of his son, Aliyu Tafida, aged 20 years. Praying for Allah’s Forgiveness over the deceased.
This was contained in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar on Sunday.
The statement said Ganduje reiterates that, part of the major reasons why he created the new Emirates, was to make life easier to those living within the jurisdiction of the newly established royal spaces. While at the same time spreading even development to all parts of the state.
“My administration is determined to make people understand the viability and necessity for such new Emirates. One of it is our intention to move the health care delivery system to a more progressive level,” he said.
While assuring that, plans are already in the pipeline for the upgrade of those hospitals, he also reminded that, “…though Kano is now one of the states that have the best health care delivery system, we are determined to make our position in this sector, more profound, more pronounced and more consolidated. When the upgrade completed, Kano will be second to none in this area, among sister states.”
The governor maintains that, as the new Emirates have come to stay forever, spreading even development under his regime, would remain a critical focus of his second term in office, emphasising that, “Health sector is too dear to us, that we have to be committed and serious in making our population a healthy population.”
On the free and compulsory primary and post primary education, he discloses that, because of the importance he attaches to it, special committees would soon be raised, with the genuine collaborative efforts of the traditional institutions, to see to the full-blown implementation of the policy across all the nooks and crannies of the state.
In his response, Emir Autan Bawo commended the governor for his foresight in advancing major and most fundamental problems facing the Emirate with the view to clearing them. “This shows how responsive and responsible our dear leader is,” he said.