by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Adamawa state governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has assured that his administration is planning to build a well-equipped hospital in the state.
He also promised that administration will ensure an improved National Health Insurance Scheme in the state, while more health professionals will be recruited.
Speaking shortly before the foundation laying of construction of a Cottage Hospital for the community, Governor Fintiri lamented that it was regrettable that, successive administrations in the state never found it befitting to construct a hospital in the area.
It was a mammoth crowd in Gombi local government area of Adamawa state for the first time, with joy for the provision of a hospital in the area.
Medical chronicle of the state indicates that, Gombi Local Government Area was created in 1976 but, lamentably, has no medical health facilities of its own until the coming on stage of Governor Fintiri.
The governor disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic, however, exposed the weaknesses in the health care system.
Speaking earlier, the state commissioner for health, Prof. Abdullahi Isah, said, “The people of the area have suffered a lot in medical expenses, as they have to travel several miles to get medical attention. Therefore, government has decided to bring succor to them.”
He said, the N181 million Cottage Hospital, when put in place, is expected to solve most of their problems, and solicited for the cooperation of the people to the contractors.
A member representing Gombi in the State House of Assembly, Hon Japhet, recalled that “the ordeal of a pregnant woman, who hitherto had to be conveyed to Garkida for delivery, has come to an end.”