Kano Health Commissioner urges committee to ensure availability of drugs in hospitals

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

Kano state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, at the weekend, inaugurated the Drugs Revolving Fund (DRF) Committee in all the zonal Hospital Management Board and the Primary Healthcare Management Board across the sate, urging the zonal monitoring team to ensure adequate availability of drugs and other medical equipment in hospitals and health facilities.

Tsanyawa expressed the commitment of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration towards availability and access to affordable drugs in the four zones in the state.

He explained that, the purpose of the inauguration of thecommittee was to monitor, supervise and evaluate the DRF scheme under their zones.

According to him, the teams are to supervise 22 Secondary Health facilities and 209 Primary Health center’s in the state.

Tsanyawa, however, charged members of the committee to be proactive and monitor all the health facilities under their zone to avoid shortage of drugs, “as government is doing all it could to ensure regular supply of drugs,” he added.

He also commended the Chief Medical Director of Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Dr. Hussain Mohammed and his counterpart in Muhammad Wase Specialist Hospital, Dr. Mohammed Hikima for ensuring availability of drugs and other consumable at their facilities and urged others to emulate.

The Commissioner also instructed the State Sustainable Drugs Supply System Committee to inaugurate the other zonal monitoring teams at Danbatta, Gwarzo, Gaya and Rano zones for effective services delivery.

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