Ahmad Sorondinki in Kano
Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, has inaugurated the recovered Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital, which would offer general pediatric services, surgery, child immunisation, nutritional services, research and training.
Addressing a crowd yesterday at the hospital premises located at Kano city centre, Yusuf lamented that the facility was abandoned, just as all the pieces of equipment were also stolen during the previous administration.
He noted that the recovery of Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital was part of the fulfillment of the campaign promises made by his party to recover the facility and restore it to its original status for the benefit of the people, particularly the children.
The governor expressed concern with the way the previous administration shut down and sold the hospital to an individual, who was said to have converted it to a shopping complex
He said: “The hospital is one of the few paediatric hospitals in the country, and offers a lot of healthcare delivery services to the public, which include maternal healthcare, immunisation, research and training.
“The brief closure of the hospital has caused a lot of hardship to the people; we promised to recover and re-launch it, which we have just achieved.
“We have given instructions for the immediate deployment of health and administrative personnel to the hospital to commence full operations. This will reduce the burden of healthcare delivery services to the people of the state.”
In his remark, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Labaran Yusuf, urged medical personnel manning the hospital to make optimal use of it for the benefit of the common man.