Bauchi State Govt. secures N2.5bn loan to renovate general hospitals


The Bauchi Government has secured N2.5 billion loan
from United Bank for African (UBA) to renovate and expand its general hospitals with -of-the-art .

Gov. Bala disclosed this after inspecting ongoing and completed projects the on Tuesday
Alkaleri Local Government Area.

He said  that the government was concerned about the vision and mission of general hospitals that appeared to
declining the day due to its old structures, age and neglect of many years successive governments.





He said that “ of the structures, medical equipment and manpower no longer meet the needs and demands
of the present day general and specialist hospital.

“That was why government decided to secure a loan to the tune of N2 billion to renovate and expand the hospitals.

“The government decided to award contract for the renovation and expansion of the hospitals so as to offer better healthcare
services to the people. Very soon, the challenges would over.”

added that the Bauchi State Government had already published the tender for contractors to subscribe for bidding.





He noted that the health sector was a priority of his administration and that a state of emergency was declared on the sector the state.

He added that the government was committed to providing good healthcare services the primary and secondary health .

He explained that UBA had donated N100 million for the renovation of parts of the hospital as part of its social responsibility.




He said “Alkaleri General Hospital is one of the most visited because of its proximity to the main road linking Bauchi, Gombe and other
states in the North East.

“Given its location,  the hospital which serves as the last hope of the poor and rural dwellers, reached easily from any
part of the township and beyond,” he said



He assured  that he will provide Alkaleri general hospital with a big generator for power as well as empoy more health personnel across the state.(NAN)