Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday directed the remodelling of the state’s specialist hospital in Maiduguri, with new structures to be built.
Zulum also ordered the rehabilitation of Buba Marwa House, which serves as an accommodation for medical doctors working at the specialist hospital.
The governor gave both directives on Saturday afternoon during an assessment visit to the hospital.
“We have examined the capacity of the hospital, and we will soon embark on erecting more structures and make certain adjustments in such a way that doctors and other health allied staff will have offices in the premises,” Zulum said.
The governor also announced that medical equipment will be procured and more medical staff, including doctors and nurses, will be recruited.
“Borno State Government will procure medical equipment that are currently not available at the hospital. We will recruit more doctors and nurses and ensure wash facilities are provided,” Zulum said.
He noted that “all these efforts are geared towards re-positioning the health care system in Borno State.”
Governor Zulum was accompanied to the assessment by Secretary to the State Government, Bukar Tijjani, and some top government officials.