Kano healthcare scheme enrolls 10,000 workers
The two ultramodern hospitals in Kano, Sheikh Isyaka Rabiu and Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospitals, which commenced operation last year, have said 10,000 civil servants have enrolled for the State Contributory Healthcare Scheme.
Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) of the hospitals, Dr. Hadiza Usman and Dr. Waziri Dahiru disclosed this to Journalists Network for Democracy and Development, (JNDD).
The contributory scheme inaugurated by the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje was a domesticated version of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) designed to make healthcare accessible and affordable to Kano residents.
While the Shiekh Isyaka Rabiu Hospital enrolled about 6,000 state civil servants under the scheme, the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital is said to have enrolled about 4,000 workers.
The CMD of Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Dr Dahiru told JNDD that to halt medical tourism and bring revolution to the health sector in the country, the state government equipped the ultra modern hospitals with state-of-the-art facilities.
He said the hospitals have recorded tremendous success in various operations, part of which include the successful brain surgery performed on a patient, who suffered from brain ailment for about 26 years, after an accident.