Buni inaugurates healthcare centres in border communities
The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has inaugurated four healthcare centres in the border communities of Niger Republic.
According to him, the border communities that had been deprived of healthcare facilities for over three decades include Tulo-Tulo, Dole-Machina, Mayori and Gumsa in the Geidam Council.
“Today’s inauguration was to ensure accessibility to healthcare facilities and to also ensure that it is affordable by the people living in the border communities,” he said.
Flagging off the healthcare facilities, at the weekend, in Tulo-Tulo community, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana, disclosed: “I’m inaugurating these health facilities on behalf of our Governor to commence rendering healthcare delivery services to the people.”
He said the establishment and equipping of Comprehensive Healthcare Centres in each of the political wards could also provide a sense of belonging to the state.
According to him, the inaugurated healthcare centres are also equipped with drugs and health workers for an effective service delivery.
He said the state government embarked on the transformation of the health sector in providing effective and efficient healthcare delivery services.
“We have established 138 out of the proposed 178 functional primary healthcare facilities in each of the political wards,” he added
According to him, six primary healthcare centers have also been upgraded to General Hospitals. Besides the health centres, he added that four General Hospitals in Gashua, Potiskum, Buni/Yadi and Geidam have been upgraded to Specialist Hospitals.
“This is in addition to the Specialist Hospital in Damaturu, the state capital,” he said, assuring that this will bring healthcare delivery services to the doorsteps of the people.