By Abdullahi Yusuf
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has commissioned the 86-bed capacity Hasiya Bayero Pediatric hospital renovated by his administration.
Yusuf performed the inauguration ceremony on Sunday at Kofar Kudu in the Kano Municipal Local Government Area of the state.
While commissioning the project, the governor reaffirmed the commitment of his administration in according much priority to the health sector for the well being of the people.
He explained that the restoration of the hospital to a full-pleged one was part of his campaign promises aimed at ensuring that the people of Kano continued to benefit from the facility.
He said the pediatric hospital was established in 1990 with 86 beds, and receives and treats over five thousand patients from Kano State and beyond.
“This hospital offers treatment of general pediatric, free admission ,surgery, immunization, nutritional services and research and training , but unfortunately this facility was abandoned and the equipment were being stolen.
“We have equipped the hospital with state-of- the-art equipment to provide qualitative health care delivery for our people .
” We are operating a responsible government geared towards providing basic infrastructure that will enhance the well-being of our people irrespective of political differences,”the governor said.
He warned that his administration would not tolerate abuse of office among
medical personnel deployed to manage the hospital.
In his remark, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Labaran Yusuf, commended the foresight and commitment of Governor Abba Yusuf at ensuring that the facility was restored.
Earlier, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, urged members of the public to make judicious use of the facility.