The Zamfara state government is to establish trauma centres in all its hospitals to boost health care services.
Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of the state said on Saturday in Talata-Mafara that apart from trauma centres, the government would also provide modern emergency units, theatre and intensive care units.
“Our aim is to upgrade all the general hospitals in the state to modern standards to ensure effective provision of health care delivery to the people of the state.
“Our administration prioritised health and education sectors, and provision of road networks, considering the major needs of the people of the state.
“Our policy on health is to improve the standard of all health care centres, including the general hospitals, primary health centres by providing standard structures and equipment as well as the required health personnel.
“Our administration from 2011 to date, had upgraded various primary health care centres to general hospitals, we established the modern Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau.
“We are still making efforts, we are going to improve the standard of some selected general hospitals to improve the health care delivery, especially to the rural communities,” he said.
The governor directed State Hospital Services Management Board to meet with state team of engineers to provide good work plan for the project and submit it to the state government for implementation.
The governor had earlier visited some of the projects being executed by the state government, including Government Day Secondary School, Dambaza, in Maradun Local Government Area and the 23-Kilometre Sokoto-Gusau bypass.