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El-Rufai closes down Govt. House Clinic, says Govt. Workers Should Use Same Health Facilities as the Public



Governor-Nasir-el-RufaiGovernor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has closed down the Government House Clinic and redeployed its medical personnel to public hospitals in the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity and released on Sunday.

According to the statement, the drugs and medical equipment in the clinic have been moved to the Yusuf Danstoho Hospital in Tudun Wada.

The statement, therefore, directed the Government House members of staff to henceforth use the Yusuf Danstoho Hospital for their medical needs.

It explained that the decisions were taken to boost healthcare system in the state, especially in public hospitals.

The statement quoted El-Rufai as saying: “There are not enough doctors in the public health system in Kaduna State. Therefore, it is not prudent to assign doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to serve Government House alone…. It is better that everyone working in the Government House uses the same health facilities as the general public.”

The statement said in parts:

Medical personnel from the Government House Clinic have been redeployed to public hospitals in the state. From now on, all Government House staff requiring medical services will proceed to the nearest public hospital to the Government House like other citizens of the State. It is expected that the management of the public hospitals will make good use of the medical personnel, drugs and equipment donated to them.

It also quoted Dr Muhammad Bello Armaya’u, the medical director of the Hospital, as confirming that the hospital had received the drugs and equipment.

The statement further said that Armaya’u expressed appreciation to the Governor for the move and promised that the hospital would make good use of the extra capacity received.

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  1. Noms

    April 18, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Way to go…
    The unnecessary privileges attached to government offices are too much hence they kill to get into office.

  2. keke driver

    April 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I hope he and His family would also patronise the Yusuf Danstoho Hospital in Tudun Wada.

    • Hauwa Okeke

      April 18, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Yeah they use the general hospital

  3. mulikat

    April 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I hope himself and his familie should use that also,cos he knows i knows, Govt hospital no bed, no medicine and facilities he call it,nothing like that ,in any of Govt hospital,in any part of naija.

    • Truth

      April 18, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Mulikak, you can murder the English language for Africa.

    • swagg1

      April 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Haba, cut her some slack. We get the gist LOL

  4. Grace

    April 18, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love this….

    I wish they can do same all over the nation and then make sure that before you open a private clinic in Nigeria,you must meet certain requirements and all that. With that said, alot of things will be checked.

  5. Prince

    April 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    This is amazing. I love love it.

  6. Tosin

    April 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    be like Nasiru

  7. shakitibobo

    April 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Very logical and articulate human being this one. Way to go El- Ruffy!

  8. fade Momoh

    May 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Immediately after the 2015 election,I knew Kaduna State would witness big wonderful changes that would impact the masses positively.Gvnr El Rufai wants to ensure equal opportunity is given to all irrespective of where one is coming from.

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