Gombe Govt Constructs Three Special Hospitals In Eight Years

Gombe Govt Constructs Three Special Hospitals In Eight Years

 

The Gombe State Government has constructed and equipped three specialised hospitals within eight years, Dr Kennedy Ishaya, the state Commissioner for Health, has said.

Ishaya disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Gombe while giving account of his stewardship.

He said the government constructed a 150-bed capacity hospital for Pregnant Women and Children and equipped same with three Theatres, Dental Clinic and Nutrition Unit, among other facilities.

According to him, the hospital is the first of its kind in the entire North East sub-region of the country.

He said the decision to construct the hospital was informed by the poor indices of Maternal and Child Health in the region as well as the state.

“The nutrition clinic in the hospital will take care of the problem of malnutrition in the state which is on the increase, as a result of the influx of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs),’’ he said.

The commissioner said that the government also constructed a 150- bed capacity Snakebite and Treatment Hospital at Kaltungo, which is the first of its kind in the entire West Africa.

He said the hospital, which is serving people from Gombe and outside the state, is equipped with facilities including a dental section, eye section and maternity ward.

“This is because a person bitten by snake may likely develop complications which will affect the eye and mouth and the eye and dental section will take care of that,’’ he explained.

According to him, the hospital is not only meant for snake bites but also for bites from spider, scorpion and other insects which are poisonous.

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