Gov. Bala Mohammed disclosed this after inspecting ongoing and completed projects in the state on Tuesday in
Alkaleri Local Government Area.
He said that the government was concerned about the vision and mission of general hospitals that appeared to be
declining by the day due to its old structures, age and neglect of many years by successive governments.
He said that “some of the structures, medical equipment and manpower can no longer meet the needs and demands
of the present day general and specialist hospital.
“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 be over.”
He noted that the health sector was a priority of his administration and that a state of emergency was declared on the sector in the state.
He added that the government was committed to providing good healthcare services in the primary and secondary health facilities.
He explained that UBA had donated N100 million for the renovation of some 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 strategic location, the hospital which serves as the last hope of the poor and rural dwellers, can be 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)