By Rabiu Sanusi
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has expressed displeasure over the dilapidated conditions at the state owned hospital, Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching hospital (MAWTH) one of most busiest health facilties in the state.
The Governor stated this while addressing press at the hospital’s premises in today Saturday after leading top government functionaries on the spot assessment and unscheduled visit to the hospital.
Alhaji Abba Kabir said as a teaching hospital for training medical professionals and provision of tertiary medical care, the hospital needs to be overhauled and expanded it’s services especially maternity services and care for the children.
“It is disheartening to meet the hospital that caters for the medical needs of thousands of patients daily in a condition uncomfortable for human inhabitation, a situation that needs to be checked and corrected.
“I do instruct the management of the hospital to as a matter of urgency forward the request for rehabilitation and expansion of the hospital for immediate action to restore the lost glory of the gigantic health facility”
He also charged medical personnel of all cadres to be at their duty posts as at when due and discharge their undertakings according to stipulated rules for the betterment of people of the state and beyond who visit the hospital to access care.
The Governor assured people of the State that Kano State Government would do all what it takes in the execution of policies that have direct bearing to the lives of people of the state especially the downtrodden.