President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan on Saturday inaugurated an ultra modern 120-bed capacity Mother and Child Hospital, Gashua in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe.
Speaking at the inauguration, Lawan said the hospital was part of other viable projects executed in the state under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with the Federal Government.
Lawan said the projects were designed to enhance access to quality healthcare service delivery at the grassroots.
He said the hospital, named after President Muhammadu Buhari, would complement government efforts towards reducing maternal mortality and infant morbidity in the state.
“From the moment this hospital start operation, it will provide opportunities through the state of the art facilities to take care of our mothers.
“The state government has done well towards improving health of the citizens, and therefore, what we do is to provide a kind of support to complement its efforts,” he said.
Lawan also unveiled the newly constructed Skills Acquisition Centre at Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua, and inspected ongoing road construction projects at the Federal University, Gashua.
He further inaugurated free medical outreach and the 2021 Mass Animal Vaccination exercise at the General Hospital, Gashua.
In his remarks, Gov. Mai Mala Buni said his administration has accorded premium to the development of health sector in the state.
Buni represented by Dr Abubakar Iliya, Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, said the establishment of the Mother and Child Hospital would improved the health status of the people.
Also speaking, Mr Adejoke Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, appreciated the support of the Senate President which facilitated the actualisation of the project.