Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State
By Philip Yatai
Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State stated on Thursday that his administration has established 30 Complete Well being Centres throughout the state within the final three years to extend entry to healthcare providers.
Masari said this on the maiden Convocation and Launching of Endowment Fund of Muslim Neighborhood Faculty of Well being Sciences and Expertise, Funtua.
He additionally stated that the state authorities had within the final two years employed over 1000 well being employees and help employees to enhance service supply in Common Hospitals throughout the state.
He stated that to deliver healthcare providers to distant areas of the state, the federal government would renovate, equip and make use of well being officers to make sure one useful Main Well being Centre per ward.
The governor recommended the Muslim group in Funtua for establishing a well being establishment for the coaching of para-medical personnel that may help the well being sector within the state.
He famous that the state has suffered scarcity of supporting personnel on account of restricted coaching establishments.
“Katsina College of Nursing established 60 years in the past was admitting solely 50 college students yearly till two years in the past when the varsity was rehabilitated and its carrying capability elevated to 100.
“Equally, the College of Midwifery, Malumfashi, was additionally rehabilitated and its carrying capability additionally elevated from 30 to 75.
“In our want to deal with human useful resource gaps within the well being sector, we’ve gone far in finalising association for the institution of a Instructing Hospital for Umaru Musa Yar’adua College, Katsina.
“Your establishment, is due to this fact, a welcome improvement to each the group and the federal government when it comes to growing entry to high quality well being coaching establishments,” he stated.
Masari problem group leaders to emulate Funtua Muslim group.
Additionally talking the Provost of the school, Umar Imam, defined that the school was based in 1999, by a gaggle of younger folks from Funtua and Malumfashi underneath the auspices of Muslim College students’ Society of Nigeria.
Imam stated that the school, which started with a inhabitants of 20 college students in 1999, at the moment has a scholar inhabitants of 1,200 and had to date graduated about 3,000 college students from 1999 thus far.
He disclosed that the school Board of Trustees have determined to ascertain faculty of Nursing and Midwifery in Funtua to deal with the dearth of expert manpower within the well being sector within the state.
“The venture, which is predicted to be financed by way of communal contribution, is estimated to price N370 million.
“Alhaji Aminu Dantata had graciously donated N20 million and we want to enchantment to everybody right here and people which might be absent to contribute to the realisation of this laudable venture,” he stated.
A few of the personalities honoured on the occasion embrace Alhaji Muhammad Sa’advert Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abdulmumin Usman, Emir of Katsina and Alhaji Umar Umar, Emir of Daura.
Others had been former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, late Alhaji Bala Funtua and late Alhaji Mu’azu Funtua.