ASSEMBLY IN SESSIONBy Ibrahim Akawu

Niger State House of Assembly has called on the state government to as a matter of urgency attend to the dilapidated state of the Mokwa General hospital.

The call was contained in a motion moved by the member representing Mokwa constituency, Hon Abdullahi Shaba Gbara during plenary on Thursday.

Hon Gbara said health care provision was of great importance to any community and a community without adequate health care facilities suffers a lot of setbacks economically and otherwise.

He said that the Mokwa General Hospital was strategic because it was located on a route linking northern and southern parts of the country where due to heavy traffic, accidents do occur almost on a daily basis.

Hon Gbara said if the hospital was not fixed urgently, the rate of fatalities could go up as the hospital was presently recording large number of accident victims intermittently.

He said despite the ugly situation, the state government went ahead and transferred 16 medical staff out of the hospital without replacement.

After hearing his pleas, the house then directed the state government to urgently fix the hospital and provide more doctors and other medical personnel. The house also ordered the executive to ensure adequate health facilities in the hospital.

The house then resolved that the house committee on health in conjunction with the Ministry of Health should jointly pay a visit to the hospital to see things for themselves.

 

TAURARUWA