Chairman of Gwarzo Local Government in Kano state, Engr. Bashir Abdullahi Kutama has appealed to the Federal Government to convert the general hospital of the council to Federal Medical Center (FMC).
Mr Kutama, made the appeal in an interview with journalists in kano.
He said the medical facility was serving the whole Kano North Senatorial District and some parts of Katsina State.
Kutama maintained that the council had contributed a lot in the rehabilitation of the hospital, saying the council had improved healthcare services in all the 26 clinics in Gwarzo, a Local Government that borders with Katsina state.
“We have done so much in maternal health to the extent that we have rented some places to convert them to antenatal centres.
” Like in Salihawa, we converted a classroom to antenatal center where we equipped it with state-of-the-art equipment and mobile ambulance for antenatal services. We have renovated many Primary Health Care Centres and make sure the staff are working diligently to serve our people,” The Chairman said.
Speaking on youth development, the Chairman disclosed that he had spent N350 million to establish a vocational center for youth in the Local Government to acquire skills in order to earn a living.
He added that he had provided scholarships to 450 youths in the local government,in addition to allocating shops to 360 youth free of charge from the new market being constructed in the area.
He noted that “We are doing all this in order to make our youth productive in order to develop our local government in future.
” We have achieved all this giant strides within two years and we shall continue up to then end of our tenure,” he assured