Office of the Senate President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), and the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Sokoto State chapter have said that the health sector in the state has been repositioned for better service delivery.
Hence, they commended the State Governor – Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and the State Commissioner for Health – Dr. Balarebe Kakale for repositioning the said sector.
This was noted at a press briefing adressed by NANS Senate President – Comrade Bashir Gorau and Secretary General of NYCN – Comrade Abdulraham Aliyu in Sokoto State. A statement signed by the duo reads:
“The National Association of Nigerian Students in collaboration with National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Sokoto chapter, is here to laud the Sokoto State Government for sending 239 young medical laboratory workers back to school. The decision taken by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto is timely and commendable.
“Over the years many patients have lost their lives or suffered from dangerous ailments due to wrong diagnosis carried out by incompetent and inexperienced medical laboratory personnel. With the Inauguration of Sokoto State laboratory quality management task team by the state government, we are optimistic that such irregularities will be checkmated professionally. Prior to this gesture of sending back to school health workers the state government in its efforts has sponsored 32 medical doctors, 36 medical lab scientist, 318 nurses and enrolled 22 pharmacists in UDUS.
“The effort in the health sector cannot be over emphasized. Recently the state government established a biomedical engineering complex, which is fully equipped with biomedical equipment, library, workshop, fabrication and maintenance unit.
We hail the State Government and Health Commissioner for dual effort which ranked our dear state number three across the 36 states of the federation in data generation. This is as a result of the strengthened Health Management Information System at the state and local government levels for better monitoring and evaluation of health care programmes in the state. This was done through the use of internet DHIS 2.1 version which they often compiles health data and reports sent to the State Governor, Federal Ministry of Health and other key interested partners for decision making and planning processes.”