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US donates incinerators to Kano hospitals

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony of the medical disposal facilities at Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin Renee Sanders said…

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony of the medical disposal facilities at Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin Renee Sanders said the US Embassy embarked on the project in order to aid proper disposal of medical waste in the hospitals.

Sanders said the project was an example of the cooperative efforts between Americans and Nigerians. She said the humanitarian office of the US Embassy has carried out renovation of hospitals, supplied clinics with medical equipment as well as built medical waste incinerators to ensure that Nigerians have access to quality medical care.

Also speaking, the Governor of Kano, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau commended the US embassy for the gesture, saying it will go a long way in complimenting the state government’s efforts towards improving health care delivery in the state.

Shekarau who spoke through the state’s Commissioner for Health, Malam Aisha Isiaku Kiru, said health care delivery is a top priority of his administration, and, therefore, has invested so much in order to achieve improvement in the health sector. He noted that the state government has completed the construction of an ultra modern pediatrics’ and specialists hospitals at the cost of over N4.2 billion.

He said the state has also recorded significant improvement in polio eradication and immunization activities, as the state will at the end of this month, celebrate one year without a single record of polio type B incidence in the state.


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