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Gov Aliyu Pays Unschedule Visit To State Hospital, Decries Poor State

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Gov Aliyu Pays Unschedule Visit To State Hospital, Decries Poor State

By Onuminya Innocent In Sokoto

The Governor of Sokoto State Dr Ahmed Aliyu has paid unscheduled visit to state owned specialist hospital Sokoto.

In a statement by his chief press secretary Abubakar Bawa said the Governor’s visit is premised by the public outcry on the terrible condition of Specialist hospital Sokoto, 

He stated the governor disguised by riding on tricycle popularly known as Keke NAPEP .

He further said the Governor  arrived the specialist hospital sokoto at midnight and went straight to inspect wards which were found to be in semi or total darkness.

The unscheduled visit which lasted for over an hour, offered the  governor an opportunity to see things for himself.

According to Bawa patients in most of the wards visited by the governor,were found using personal torch lights because of absence of light in the hospital.

“Some of the nurses we  met in the hospital were either sleeping in their stations or sitting outside the wards because of absence of light and the fear of  mosquito bites he added .

Some of them interviewed by the governor revealed that their wards had  been without light for the past nine months.

“We have no option than to use torch lights to do our job”they averred”

Speaking shortly after the midnight inspection, governor Aliyu expressed dismay over the condition in which he met the hospital and the patients as well.

“This is unbelievable I can’t believe this”he said

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“How could a hospital operate without electricity, see how patients and their relatives are being subjected to all kinds of harzards”he added.

He therefore directed the hospital management to see him for further discussion on how to remedy the situation.

Coincindently the  former Chief medical Director of the hospital Dr Nuhu S kabi,was also seen at  the hospital at the time the governor was going round the hospital.

According to the former CMD  the  darkness being experienced in the hospital is a result of  the past administration’s failure to give the hospital the monthly cash allocations for the past nine months. 

During the visit, Patients and their relatives,who were overwhelmed by the unscheduled visit, commended the governor for the surprise visit and prayed for him to succeed in transforming the health sector as well as other sectors of development.

Gov Aliyu Pays Unschedule Visit To State Hospital, Decries Poor State

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