Yobe Govt Inaugurates 4 PHCs In Border Communities

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(Last Updated On: 2022-11-25)

 

Four Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) have been inaugurated by the Yobe Government in four border communities, bringing the total health centres provided by the state to 138 in three years.

The five healthcare centres completed are : in Tulo-tulo, Dole-Machina, Mayori and Gumsa border towns.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Gana, stated this to newsmen in Damaturu on Thursday.

Gana said the projects were in line with Gov Mai Mala Buni’s policy of establishing one functional primary healthcare centre in every political ward to make healthcare accessible and affordable to various communities in the state.

“I commissioned these facilities on behalf of Gov. Mai Mala Buni, CON.

“Government provided the facilities with equipment, drugs and medical personnel for effective services,” the commissioner said.

He said government has embarked on a holistic transformation of the health sector to provide effective and efficient healthcare delivery to the people.

“The Buni-led administration has established 138 out of the proposed 178 functional Primary Healthcare facilities in every political ward.

“Six Primary Healthcare Centres have been upgraded to General Hospitals and the four General Hospitals in Gashua, Potiskum, Buni Yadi and Geidam have been upgraded to Specialist Hospitals in addition to the one in Damaturu.

“ The idea is to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of our people,” the commissioner said.

Meanwhile, Gana said government has re-equipped the State University Teaching Hospital to facilitate research and treatment.

He said the Buni-led administration introduced the Contributory Healthcare Programme for formal and informal sector to boost effective medical services to civil servants and the vulnerable groups.

Similarly, the commissioner said, government has subsidised medical charges in tertiary medical facilities.

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According to the commissioner, N45,000 is charged for MRI against N70, 000 to N100,000 paid in other states, while N15,000 is charged for CT Scan against the exorbitant rates obtained in other health facilities”.

He assured the people that government would continue to improve on the services provided by its health institutions.

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