By; NICHOLAS DEKERA , Kaduna
Lt Gen Theophilous Danjuma (rtd) on Tuesday inaugurated Kuru Danjuma Hospital for children in his home town, Takum, Taraba State, constructed by the TY Danjuma Foundation.
Danjuma, the chairman of the foundation noted at the event that the state -of- the- art hospital was named after his late father Kuru, who exemplified selfless service to humanity.
“The Kuru Danjuma hospital for children is a state -of the -art specialized facility, providing top-notched services aimed at enhancing the health and wellbeing of children.
“The primary aim of the hospital is to lead, define and provide affordable world -class pediatric healthcare services, centered on health promotion, disease prevention and quality treatment of children,” he said.
According to him, though the inauguration was occurring on Monday, the doors of the hospital has been opened since March 1, 2021.
“I am pleased to inform you that the hospital has already saved a lot of lives which would easily have perished because of lack of access to quality healthcare,” he noted.
He commended Gov Darius Ishaku for supporting the project by constructing access road to the hospital, accommodation block for doctors among others.
Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire described the private sector initiative of Danjuma on health intervention as unique.
Ehanire noted that the action was in line with the mission of President Muhammadu Buhari for quality health care delivery for all Nigerians.
Gov Ishaku lauded Danjuma for greatly intervening in health and educational institutions across the country.
The governor noted that Danjuma had built a maternity hospital in Takum in 2017 which has since being delivering quality services to the people and now a children hospital.
Ishaku, who explained that his administration had built many primary health centers and rehabilitated tertiary hospital across the state, said Danjuma’s intervention was awesome.