By Aliyu Dangida
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has over the weekend re-commissioned the Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital.
Hotpen reports that, the hospital is located in the heart of the ancient city that was sold off by the immediate past administration of Abdullahi Ganduje to one of the kitchens’ cabinet.
Governor Yusuf who re-commissioned the hospital on Sunday reassured the public of the determination of his administration to provide access to healthcare delivery services, described the hospital as one of the very few Paediatric hospital available in the country that offers several healthcare delivery services to the public but was unfortunately sold off to some individuals who closes it down.
His words:”The hospital is one of the few Paediatric hospitals in the country and offers a lot of healthcare delivery services to the public that include among others maternal health care, immunizations, research and training.
“The brief closure of the hospital has caused a lot of hardship to the people for which we promised to recover and re-commission, which we have just achieved.
“We have given instructions for the immediate deployment of health and administrative personnel to the hospital to begin full function. This will reduce the burden of healthcare delivery services to the people of the state”.
The governor while re-comissioning the renovated hospital stocked with state of the art facilities pleaded with the public to support the government effort in the health sector.
He said, “In the name of Allah the beneficent the merciful I hereby re-commission the Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital”.
Earlier the state’s commissioner for health Dr Abubakar Labaran Yusuf describes the recovery and re-commissioning of the hospital as historic while expressing how proud the community is for the hospital. He also hailed the Governor for fulfilling his promise to recover the hospital.
In his keynote address, the Zonal Coordinator of the World Health Organization Northwest, Dr Haruna Adamu promised that all development partners will continue to render the necessary support to the state in it’s effort to enhance healthcare delivery services.
Also present at the occasion was the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who thanked the Governor for the gigantic stride he has taken to bring back the hospital to life again.
“There is no doubt this hospital has a history and we will never forget it. The people already know what they have missed when the hospital was closed and are are now in a better position to say the benefits they will get as the hospital is re-commissioned.
“I call on the people to endeavor to protect the investment made in the hospital. They should remember that the government cannot do everything on its own, the private sector should endeavor to contribute their quota” the Emir appealed.