Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar says his administration has spent about two hundred and thirty million Naira on procurement of essential equipment in the state’s health sector to improve healthcare delivery.
Governor Abubakar stated this at the inaugural distribution of essential drugs and medical consumables donated by Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, PCNI, held at the State’s Specialist Hospital Bauchi.
He said the move was part of his administration’s commitment towards improving health status of people in the state, particularly women and children.
The Governor commended the PCNI for the interventions it provided to the state to in the areas of healthcare, infrastructure development, social intervention, equipment, staff training and retraining among others.
A member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative’s Board of Trustee, BoT, Engeneer Mohammed Gambo Umar said the committee has offered various intervention such as free medical outreaches in four local Government areas of Bauchi, Katagum, Ningi and Toro in 2018 as well as social intervention to internally displaced persons.
Engeneer Umar said the essential drugs provided by PCNI would be distributed to Primary health centres in some LGAs for improved health status of people in the state.
The State commissioner for health Dr. Zuwaira Ibrahim Hassan called people of the state to support the present administration on it’s effort towards improving healthcare delivery.