Katsina state government has earmarked N4.6bn to upgrade health institutions across the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Nuhu Yakubu Danja, who disclosed this at a press conference, said the present administration inherited weak health system in 2015 and had since embarked on several projects and programmes to improve the system.
“Key among the many projects and programmes is the total rehabilitation, upgrading and remodeling of eight general hospitals, which include those of Katsina, Daura, Funtua, Malumfashi, Kankia, Musawa, Baure and Dutsinma,” he said.
Alh. Danja added that the construction of a Specialist Eye Center at General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital has also commenced with a view to ensuring availability of comprehensive eye care services in the state.
The commissioner also revealed that the state had so far spent over N1bn in the management of covid-19 pandemic from the time the index case was recorded in the state.