Kwankwaso launches Mobile clinic


Kano State Governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has launched the Kano state Free Medical Mission and 16 ambulances for the state Mobile Clinic Programme tagged “Kwankwasiyya Medical Outreach”.
Speaking during the ceremony held at Government House, Kano, Governor Kwankwaso  explained that the medical mission is part of the fulfillment of his campaign promise to provide pro–poor services  for the people.
He said the mission will not only provide the much needed but barely affordable services to the door step of the people but also afford local health personnel opportunities to learn innovative techniques and procedures form their foreign partners.
The governor thanked the US based medical mission for its sacrifice and humanitarian disposition, assuring that his government will continue to work with them to make life better for the citizenry.
Governor Kwankwaso stated that his government is working round the clock to renovate hospitals in the state and provide them with facilitiesto reduce suffering, restore health and save lives especially in the rural areas where the poverty rate is higher.
He maintained that the administration has put in place a buoyant drug revolving fund to ensure steady supply of qualitative and affordable drugs to all health facilities in Kano besides waging a serious war against prohibited and counterfeit drugs.
Regarding the Mobile Clinic Programme, Kwankwaso stated that the ambulances will be deployed to cover major routes and other strategic referral centers in the state in order to reduce suffering from accidents and other emergencies.
On his part the team leader, Sustainable International Medical Mission, Dr. Chukuemeka Onwenu revealed that the mission was started by four Nigerian physicians based in the U.S. who had a vision to deliver quality medical care to people who cannot afford it, and create bridges with physicians in Nigeria to improve delivery of health care and to provide programmes that would sustain the sector.
Dr. Onwenu said the mission which comprises 36 professionals will offer services in General surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology and treat eye cases adding that that they will work in Kano for two weeks.
He noted that the mission aims to conduct at least 500 surgeries and treat 5,000 outpatients free, adding that the mission has also supplied assorted medicines and equipment worth millions of Naira and praised the state government for its zeal to increase access to qualitative health care services.


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