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Kano governor inaugurates renovated paediatric hospital reclaimed from previous political sale

Kano governor inaugurates renovated paediatric hospital reclaimed from previous political sale

In a remarkable display of dedication to improving healthcare infrastructure and rectifying a controversial decision, Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, proudly inaugurated the fully renovated Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital at Kofar Kudu in Kano Municipal Local Government Area on Sunday.

The event, attended by government officials, healthcare professionals, and community members, marked a significant milestone in the state’s ongoing commitment to enhancing medical services for its youngest citizens, while also symbolizing the restoration of public trust following a controversial past.

The Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital, initially sold to a prominent politician by the former governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has now been reclaimed by the state government and underwent an extensive renovation.

Named after the revered mother of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, the hospital now boasts an expanded 86-bed capacity, representing a substantial upgrade from its previous capacity.

The renovation project included state-of-the-art facilities, modernized equipment, and a welcoming ambiance designed to provide the highest level of care and comfort to young patients and their families.

In his inaugural address, the governor addressed the controversial past of the hospital, stating, “We acknowledge the misstep that led to the sale of this vital healthcare facility. Our commitment to the well-being of our children has driven us to reverse that decision and invest in restoring this hospital to its rightful purpose.”

Earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Labaran Yusuf, applauded the foresight and commitment of Mr Yusuf for ensuring that the facility was restored.

In his remarks, the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, urged public members to use the facility judiciously and called on parents to immunise their children.

The hospital’s restoration holds immense significance for the community. The reversal of the sale represents a triumph of public sentiment and emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the needs of the people over political considerations. The renovated hospital now serves as a testament to the power of accountability and the resilience of a community determined to provide the best healthcare for its children.

Healthcare professionals at the hospital are equally enthusiastic about the improvements. A pediatrician at Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital, expressed her optimism, stating, “This hospital’s transformation represents a turning point for child healthcare in our region. It’s heartening to witness our healthcare infrastructure regain its purpose and potential.”

As news of the inauguration spreads, the Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital’s journey from controversy to revival serves as an inspiring example of a community’s commitment to rectify past mistakes. The modernized facilities, advanced equipment, and compassionate care provided by dedicated medical professionals create a hopeful narrative for Kano’s youngest generation.

With the successful completion of the hospital renovation and its symbolic return to public ownership, Kano State sends a powerful message about the importance of transparent governance and citizen-centric decision-making.

The renewed Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital stands not only as a state-of-the-art medical facility but also as a symbol of a community’s resilience and determination to ensure a brighter and healthier future for its children.

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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