By Sadiq Abubakar
The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) has commenced general renovation and rehabilitation of Bama General Hospital, aimed at assisting Borno state government.
Besides, committee purchased medical equipment, beds, mattresses, stand-by generating sets, sound scanners, operation tools and kits among others for the hospital.
Vice Chairman of PCNI, Alhaji Tijani Tumsa disclosed this yesterday while speaking to newsmen in Maiduguri immediately after inspecting the multi million naira medical equipment donated to the medical facility.
He said the procurement was made in fulfillment of the promises PCNI made to Borno state government when the governor approached the committee and solicited for support and assistance to overhaul the hospital which was accommodating IDPs from various local government areas within its vicinity.
Tumsa added that work had already commenced in earnest with renovation and rehabilitation of building structures, facilities and amenities within the hospital immediately the state government relocated the IDPs from the hospital.
According to him, the support and assistance was in line with the PCNI mandate and President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda to improve healthcare delivery facilities in the North east affected by the insurgency.
He further explained that the PCNI would not relent in its efforts to ensure that quality and standard facilities, equipment and amenities were provided at the Bama General Hospital and other healthcare centres in the interest of the people, especially the IDPs.
Tumsa said the items procured were worth millions of naira, saying more would be provided as the committee would give the hospital facelift, quality facilities and work with modern and sophisticated equipment and facilities that would stand the test of time.
He noted that plans have been concluded to deliver the items to Bama and ensure their proper installation and usage before the hospital would be handed over to the state government at the completion of the renovation and rehabilitation works.