In continuation of its health sector revitalization programme, Governor Inuwa Yahaya administration in Gombe State recently awarded the contract for the renovation and upgrade of the health clinic and cottage hospital in Kuri, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area.
This is in addition to the already completed revitalization of Primary Healthcare Centre, Lano in Kuri/Lano/Lambam ward of the LGA.
It will be recalled that during the electioneering campaigns, Governor Inuwa Yahaya promised the people of the state that his administration will take bold steps to holistically address the numerous challenges facing the health care delivery system in Gombe State.
Checks by Tribune Online revealed that the Governor had set up a needs assessment team that toured over 400 communities across the state to identify and prioritize the needs of the people during which access to quality health care came top as the most pressing problem bedevilling the people.
To tackle the challenges, the checks further revealed that Governor Inuwa Yahaya promised to ensure there is a functional PHC in every political ward of the state during his first four-year mandate.
Within 2 years of the administration, that promise has been fulfilled and Gombe state is now the first state in Nigeria to ensure the revitalization of at least 1 PHC in every political ward as envisioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Having fulfilled that target, the government has now commenced the renovation and upgrading of other health clinics and health posts around the state.
This is in addition to the renovation and upgrading of other secondary health facilities in each of the 3 senatorial zones in the state.
The three hospitals in the Senatorial districts are those of Kaltungo, Bajoga and Kumo which would complement the services of the specialist hospital Gombe.
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