By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has taken over fueling of four sets of nine hundred KVA CAT generators from the management of the State Specialists Hospital, to address epileptic power supply bedevelling the facility.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Ya’u Hameed Sulaiman made this known to newsmen while receiving the first consignment of the diesel at the hospital’s power house in Bauchi.
Dr. Sulaiman said the development has come at the right time considering the epileptic power supply being experienced in the hospital.
He stated that although the hospital is on a dedicated line from the national grid that used to have at least 15 to 20 hours daily, however such is not realisable due to the rainy season.
The Chief Medical Director claimed that for any of the generators to provide the whole sections of the hospital with adequate power supply, it need at least 200 litres of diesel per hour.
On surgery subsidy for patients, the CMD affirmed that the hospital is the most subsidized claiming that patients no longer pay the actual fees for their surgery.
Dr. Sulaiman therefore commended Governor Bala Mohammed for taking full charge of fueling the generators and reiterated commitment to consolidate government’s effort through improved service delivery.
Meanwhile the wife of the Bauchi State Governor Hajiya Aisha Mohammad has donated the sum of N3, 000 each to over 130 patients on admission at the state specialists’ hospital.
She made the donation when she paid a visit to sick people undergoing treatment at the hospital as part of routine visit to the hospital.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Suleiman conducted the governor’s wife round to padiatric, maternity, medical and surgical wards where she greeted the patients, donated the token amount of money them.
He said the governor’s wife also purchased drugs and surgical equipment for those who could not afford it and also gave out cash gifts to nurses on duty.
While thanking the wife of the governor for the gesture, he appealed to the government for recruitment of additional manpower including doctors, nurses and laboratory staff with a view to enhancing service delivery in the hospital.