LOLO INSPECTING PROJECTGovernor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has expressed satisfaction with the level of renovation work going on at some health facilities in the state.

The governor made his feelings known during an inspection tour at the on-going projects under the health sector in Kontagora Local Government area of the state.

Governor Bello who was in company of the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane and the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammad, inspected on-going works at the School of Health Technology, VVF centre and the General Hospital Kontagora.

At the General Hospital, the Governor expressed satisfaction with the level of work so far, describing the renovation as standard and timely while urging the contractor to execute the project according to specification.

The Honourable Commissioner of Health, Dr Muhammad Muhammad Makusidi while addressing newsmen at the site, said the facelift was not political but necessary because the hospital had been in existence for close to 5 decades and required upgrade in line with modern trends and international best practices coupled with the fact that there is population explosion in the region over the years, hence the need to expand the hospital to accommodate the population.

He added that the new construction include all departments such as Physiology, Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (O&G), Dentistry, among others.

Other facilities include 6 theatre suits, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), CT scan, doctors’ quarters, seminar rooms, house officers quarters in case of post graduate training and a private wing.

Dr Makusidi further disclosed that the VVF Centre is the best in the country because it comprises of skills acquisition centre, a counseling and rehabilitation unit and is also going to serve the entire Northern region and other parts of the country and neighbouring countries as well.

What is more, he stated that the administration was embarking on renovations not only in general hospitals but also at primary health care level as was done in Tungan Wawa, Beri, Mariga, Bobi, among others.

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