The Yobe State Government is looking to boost access to healthcare with the provision of a 200-bed ultra-modern hospital in Damaturu the capital city.
The project, which is already at its completion stage, with installation of new equipment, will be put to use in August, according to the State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam.
Gaidam made this known in an inspection tour of the hospital to assess progress of work. He expressed satisfaction with work done so far and revealed that President Mohammadu Buhari would be invited to commission the hospital.
“The hospital will provide specialised medical care not just to the people of Yobe State but to people in other parts of Nigeria,” the Governor said.
Responding to questions from reporters after the inspection, Governor Gaidam said when he took over office, construction work on the hospital structure was at 30 per cent, but that he had ensured that its completion.
He said he had expanded the structure and also built staff housing facility before proceeding with the installation of equipment to serve the desired purpose.