Kano approves N2.5bn to build 4 hospitals in new emirates

Kano state executive council has approved the sum of N2.5 billion for the construction and upgrading works at the four health facilities in the newly created emirate headquarters of Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye.

The state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, announced this on Monday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the 3rd state Executive Council Meeting held at the council chambers, Government House.

He said new projects contained in the approval include: construction of accident and emergency ward, 22- bed medical ward, eye centre, ENT clinic, dental clinic, physiotherapy unit, laboratory unit, mortuary block and road networks among others.

Mr Garba added that there would also be renovation works on all the four facilities that include a zonal office, paediatrics ward, maternity block, pharmacy, X-ray department, catering department and a theatre block.

Kano Focus reports that the construction of the hospitals is part of Mr Ganduje’s justification of creating new emirates in Kano, which he said would spread development across the state.

“The council has given approval for the award of contract for the equipping and furnishing of the upcoming state cancer centre at the total cost of N4, 238, 855, 671.91 billion with aim of improving healthcare delivery in the state.

“Some of the equipment include Linear Accelerator (True Beam), CT SIM Wide Bore, Dosimetry Set (complete), Treatment Planning Eclipse, Brachytheraphy Applicators (set), Aria EMR and Server, immobilization accessories, 750 kVA, 500 kVA, 160 kVA generators,” Mr Garba announced.

N165m for Girls’ Technical College, N30m for youth parliament

Mr Garba also explained that the council has also given approval for the establishment of a Girls’ Science and Technical College (Boarding) in Ganduje town of Dawakin Tofa local Government area (Phase I) at the sum of N165, 244,821.1

He added that the state government also approved the sum of N30, 675,500 for the hosting of the fourth session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament which opened on Sunday.

The commissioner also announced that the council has considered and ratified administrative approvals in respect of creation of new departments and change of nomenclature of newly established ministries and some government agencies in the state.

Source: kanofocus.com