by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Resident Doctors Association in Gombe State has commended Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, for collaborating with UNICEF to revitalize one PHC each in all the wards of Kwami LGAs of the state, as well as facilitating the state’s enrolment into the basic health care provision fund programme by fulfilling all criteria for participation as well as settling all outstanding liabilities of village health workers.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in the state also expressed their solidarity to the governor over the ongoing large-scale positive transformation in the health sector by his administration.
A letter jointly signed by its president, Dr Sa’idu A.B. Alhassan, and secretary, Dr Sadiq Usman Nasir, was personally delivered to the governor by the leadership of the association, saying that, despite the meager resources available to the state government, the good intentions and positive actions of the governor towards healthcare-related issues are glaring for all to see.
According to them, health sector in Gombe state has received one of the highest and best ever transformation so far within a short stay of Governor Inuwa Yahaya in office.
They expressed happiness for bringing to light the Hospital Management Board (HMB), “which we have been battling to have for over a decade now, and building to completion House Officers’ accommodation to enable us commence house job at the Specialist Hospital Gombe.
“We are also not unaware of the massively ongoing revitalization of Primary Health Care Centres across the 114 wards oif the state by your administration, equipping them with operational facilities through a robust partnership with a US-based organization (Project Cure) to donate lightly used medical equipment to hospitals in Gombe.”
While regretting its past actions, the association assured of continuous industrial harmony.