Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai has closed down the State House Clinic and redeployed its medical personnel to public hospitals in the state.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday released a signed statement directing Government House members of staff to henceforth use the Yusuf Danstoho Hospital for their medical needs.
The statement also said the drugs and medical equipment in the clinic have been moved to the Yusuf Danstoho Hospital in Tudun Wada.
The state government explaining the reason for its decisions, says this is to boost healthcare system in the state, especially in public hospitals.
Governor El-Rufai in the statement who points out that there are not enough doctors in the public health system in Kaduna, adds that it is not prudent to assign doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to serve Government House alone.
The Governor says it was clearly more beneficial to the society if the services of the medical personnel were made available to the public in a general hospital. It is better that everyone working in the Government House uses the same health facilities as the general public.
Part of the statement reads;
“Medical personnel from the Government House Clinic have been redeployed to public hospitals in the state.
“From now on, all Government House staff requiring medical services will proceed to the nearest public hospital to the Government House like other citizens of the State.
“It is expected that the management of the public hospitals will make good use of the medical personnel, drugs and equipments donated to them.”
Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Muhammad Bello Armaya’u, confirmed that the Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital had received the drugs and equipment, and expressed appreciation to Gov. El-Rufai for the move, promising that the hospital would make good use of the extra capacity received.