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Kwara invests N3.7bn in five general hospitals

By The Citizen
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The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has said that the state government had invested N3.7bn in the remoulding, reconstruction, staffing and modern medical equipment of five general hospitals in the state. The hospitals, according to him, are in Ilorin, Share, Omu-Aran, Offa and Kaiama.

Speaking during the inauguration of the Offa and Omu-Aran general hospitals in Kwara State on Monday, Ahmed said that the completion of remoulding work, staffing and equipping of the hospitals were government's steps to ensure a health system that is modern, affordable, and accessible.

In his words: 'On this day, we fulfill our pledge to bequeath a state-of-the-art health facility to the vibrant Offa and Omu-Aran Communities and their environs.

'Certainly, our determination to provide qualitative health-care necessitated the renovation and equipping of five general hospitals.

'It was also in line with our policy thrust of providing accessible health care within 500 meters radius state-wide'. The governor said the remodelled general hospitals are additional to complement the provision of health care services by sister hospitals within and around the areas.

According to the governor, his administration's visible strides in the health sector testify to his recognition of quality health care as a precondition for sustained human capital development.

He said stated that they do not only remodel, they also ensure that drugs are supplied to the hospitrals regularly, adding that his administration has demonstrated this commitment through the remodeling of Offa, Ilorin, Omu-Aran, Share and Kaiama General Hospitals as well as the distribution of drugs and equipment to 13 general hospitals and 43 primary healthcare centers.