From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Givernor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the construction of 400-bedded ultra-modern hospitals in Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya Emirates.
Ganduje at the weekend called on contractors to apply for the construction of the proposed ultra-modern hospitals at the headquarters of each of the new Emirates.
According to a Statement by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, “the state government has invited contractors to first and foremost, express their interest for such of the proposed upgrade of 4 health facilities, of 400-Bed spaces at the headquarters of each of the newly created four Emirates.
“The following of due process from the scratch does not only display clear and close observance of transparency in the process, it also displays commitment of the state government in fulfilling that promise, immediately when the new Emirates came into being.
“This, according to the governor would go a long way to buttress the earlier resolve and commitment that, that the state would use the newly created Emirates to further improve the health care system of the administration. This attempt, he maintains, is but steps towards that direction.
“The state has resolved to boost health care delivery system in all the 4 newly created Emirate Councils. This, among other things, will be achieved through the UPGRADE of the health facilities in the headquarters of the new Emirate Councils. Where each and every health facility will have A CAPACITY OF AT LEAST 400 BED SPACES.”
“While the state has collated all the necessary steps of work, interested contractors are invited to express interest in the construction and/or renovation of structures.
“Some of the structures to be put in place include, firstly, conversion of existing buildings to wards, hundreds of 22 bed capacity blocks, dozens of Accident and Emergency (A & E ) blocks, Theatre blocks, Maternity blocks, dozens of Eye Centres,
Ear Nose Throat (ENT) blocks, Dental Clinics, among others.
“Others include Physiotherapy blocks, Radiology blocks, Laboratory blocks, Mortuary blocks, Restaurants/Eateries, Patient Relation Sheds, Incinerators, VIP Toilets, Road networks and external works, Entrance Gates, Power Supply/ Generating Sets, Bedroom Doctor’s House, Bedroom Senior Staff quarters and Workers Lodge.
“For the Cancer Centre, the state government places high premium on who to make quality procurement of equipments to be use at the world class Centre also. To promote openness in the process interested suppliers have already been invited as published in some newspapers few days back.
“It is indicative to note that as the state government is desirous of establishing a Cancer Centre to cater for the increasing number of patients with a view to improving the quality of health care services delivery in the state, it is imperative to know why the state is following the due process in doing that.
“To make the Cancer Centre of global standard and working within the purview of global best practice, with no any match in the country, hi-tech equipments are needed for the Centre, which the state government, invites contractors for their procurement.
“Oncology equipments needed are listed as True Beam Linear Accelerator x 1, Halcyon Linear Accelerator x 1, GammaMed plus Brachytherapy hardware and Applicators x 1, ARIA Radiation Oncology x1, TPS Eclipse Integrated with ARIA x1 and Complete Dosimetry Tools x1.
“For Imaging equipments, what is needed are GE 16 Slices CT Stimulator x1, GE High Resolution Ultrasound x1, and GE C-Arm Xray machine x1. Emergency equipments needed for the Centre are given as, Defibrillator x 2, Oxygen Concentrator x 2, Suction Machine x 2, Laryngoscope x 2, Patient Monitor x 1 and Nebulizer x 2.
“Power equipments needed are 750 KVA Generator x1, 500KVA Generator x 1, 160 KVA UPS x1, Solar Panels and Filtering Water Chill x. There are also Laboratories equipments, hospital furniture and office furniture.”