In a novel move signalling a renew effort to assist Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare System, Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Wamakko is set to distribute 244 ambulances to all the health centres in the North-West state.
Special Adviser on primary healthcare to the Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, who disclosed this on Friday confirmed that arrangements have been concluded for the distribution of 244 ambulances to the 244 primary health centres across the state.
Jibril told newsmen in Sokoto that the gesture was part of the state government’s commitment for providing effective and qualitative health care services to the rural people.
He said that, that, the ambulances would be assigned to 244 primary health care centres in all the existing wards in the state.
He pointed out that, each of the rural health centres can effectively accommodate twenty patients at a time.
“The ambulances would assist in transporting any emergency cases to the nearest general hospital across the 23 local government areas,” Jibril, added.
He reiterated that the state government is fully committed to taking health care delivery to the door steps of the people in the 244 wards of the state.
He said that, the 23 functional general hospitals in the state were fully equipped with modern hospital facilities and drugs for them to be efficient.
Jibril called on the people of the state to reciprocate the government’s gestures by reporting any outbreaks of epidemics to the nearest health institutions across the state, for prompt medical action.