Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has closed the Government House Clinic and redeployed its medical personnel to public hospitals.
The drugs and equipment in the clinic have also been moved to the Yusuf Dansotho Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, while Government House staff have been directed to henceforth use the Dansotho Hospital for their medical needs.
Governor El-Rufai in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan said the decisions were taken to boost the healthcare system in the state by moving medical personnel, drugs and equipment to public hospitals.
According to the statement, “There are not yet enough doctors in the public health system in Kaduna State, therefore it is not prudent to assign doctors, nurses and other medical staff to serve Government House alone. It is clearly more beneficial to the wider society if the services of these medical personnel were made available to the public in a general hospital.
”In addition, it is better that everyone working in the Government House uses the same health facilities as the general public.”
Dr. Muhammad Bello Armaya’u, Medical Director of Yusuf Dansotho Hospital, confirmed that the hospital has received the drugs and equipment.
He expressed gratitude to the Governor for the move, promising that the hospital will make good use of the extra capacity it has received.