Muhammad Sa’ad Thursday unveiled the ultra modern emergency operations
complex at the Sokoto State Specialist Hospital, Sokoto.
complex, established by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the cost of
N161 million, will provide 24 hours emergency services to patients free
state government for putting together the centre which he said the
radically change the face of healthcare delivery in the state for good.
He called on people of the state to take full advantage of the facilities, adding that
as leaders, they will continue to support government policies aimed at
improving the lives of the people.
In his remarks, Mr Tambuwal said the centre was established to broaden access to quality healthcare to the citizenry.
He said the emergency operation complex comprises seven centres namely: trauma centre, polyclinics 1 and 2, central ambulance
service comprising fifteen ambulances, blood transfusion centre, malaria, meningitis, measles, polio, gastro-entritis emergency
unit, epideomelogical unit and lastly biomedical engineering
workshop.”We will always show total commitment and dedication to the contemporary health needs of the people in the state.
million on the renovation of GOPD in the Specialist Hospital as well as the establishment of this complex,” he said.
Governor said as the largest referral facility owned by the government,
the Specialist hospital will continue to receive the attention it
deserves from the government.
He urged health workers to
discharge their responsibilities well, and desist from charging patients
for services that are to be rendered
Also speaking at the event, the state commissioner of health, Dr Balarabe Kakale, said
under the Sokoto Health Act, the trauma centre will provide free medical
services to patients in the first 24 Hours.