Governor Abdullahi of Kano state has signed the dotted line of the Kano State Ultra-Modern Specialist Hospital’s Bill 2018 into law.
This epochal signing was done by the Governor during the weekly State Executive Council’s meeting at the Government House, Kano.
This was said by Abba Anwar. Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, in a statement made available to newsmen at Kano.
The two hospitals covered by the law are the Muhammadu Buhari Hospital, Giginyu and the Pediatrics Hospital in Kano.
The Governor assured the residents of the state that the hospital’s operation and management would not be business-as-usual.
Present at the occasion include members of the Hospital Advisory Committee led by its chairman, Dr. Aminu Magashi.
“These hospitals will not be operated like other health facilities in the state.
“Workers going on strike will not find a place there because they will be solely government-owned hospitals,” he said.
The CPS quoted the governor as saying that part of the reasons for coming up with the idea was to provide an effective health care service in the state, while reducing medical tourism abroad.
Ganduje said that he was thrilled that some teaching hospitals had indicated interests to use the facility in Kano.
He also commended the State House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Dr Aminu Magashi said that some medical personnel who were out of the country for between 20 years and 30 years had indicated their interests to invest in the hospitals.
“The state governor and members of the council came across some medical personnel who were out of the country for the past 20 years to 30 years.
“They have indicated their interests to return to these two hospitals and invest as private partners.
“They did that because they believed in the transparent nature of the process which led to the law just assented to by the governor,” Magashi said.
Magashi also said that during the committee’s engagements, there was never a time when the governor interfered with their work.
He commended Gov. Ganduje for his exemplary leadership and his spirit of continuity in governance, urging other state governments to emulate him.
The new law spells out the composition and the appointment of the Chairman and other members of the governing board.
It would be recalled that on Nov.21, 2017, Ganduje inaugurated an Advisory Committee with Dr Aminu Magashi as its chairman to advise the state on the effective management of both hospitals for efficient service delivery