Sokoto State’s 244 Primary Health Care Centres to get one ambulance each

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko

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.

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