Midnight Visit: Zulum Expresses Anger Over Lack Of Facilities At Gwoza Hospital 

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*Orders  immediate rehabilitation, rewards staff for hard work, dedication

By; SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri 

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has expressed  dismay over lack of electricity and other facilities at the General Hospital Gwoza.

The governor  couldn’t  hide his feelings  when he paid a surprise visit to the hospital at midnight on Saturday.

Zulum who  was on a one-day working visit, also spent the night in Gwoza  town, which is the headquarters of Gwoza Local Government Area of  the state  as part of  his surprise visit at odd hours  in the night to hospitals and day time to schools during class hours  in a bid to assess situations on ground.

During his visit on Saturday,  the governor went round Gwoza General Hospital to assess functionality of the hospital, where he inspected  all the wards  and facilities  at the hospital, expressing  disappointment with what he saw. 

“It is unacceptable that a critical healthcare facility like this Gwoza General Hospital is deprived of basic amenities such as electricity. This situation compromises the quality of care provided to patients and hampers the efforts of our dedicated healthcare professionals.

” We are not here to trade blame, we are here to find solutions. Nobody brought to my knowledge the deplorable conditions of this place”, Zulum said in anger. 

“I will neither exonerate myself nor the local government authority. We (all) have failed to provide what is needed. However, I want to assure you (patients and the rest of the people) that insha’Allah, we will fix this, we will make the working environment here better than it is now,” Zulum  assured.

The governor  further ordered for the immediate commencement of rehabilitation work at the hospital to include restoration  electricity at the General Hospital.

However, Zulum was impressed with the  medical staff  for their dedication and commitment to service  to patients  day and night without much facilities on ground to provide  the needed services announced reward for all the staff  on duty for  their hard work dedicated in  spite of the  lingering challenges that they face at the hospital. 

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