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Access To Quality Healthcare Services Is Fundamental Human Right, Not Luxury — Uba Sani

 

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has said that access to quality health care services is a fundamental human right and not a luxury.

The Governor made the remark on Wednesday at the Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Authority (KADHSMA), where he launched the distribution of medical equipment to primary health centres

Sen. Uba Sani disclosed that the government has set aside approximately three billion naira to procure advanced medical equipment for 290 primary healthcare centers situated in the 255 wards across the state.

The Governor emphasized government’s commitment to expanding access to quality healthcare, stating that it is a fundamental human right, not a luxury, assuring Kaduna residents that the administration is committed to making sure that their rights are upheld.

He further disclosed that the Government aims to ensure that no individual would need to travel more than a kilometer from his residence to access a primary healthcare center.

“We aim to establish an additional center in each ward, resulting in approximately six hundred (600) centers throughout the state, all equipped to meet standard requirements. This initiative aligns with our steadfast commitment to strengthening healthcare delivery. It marks a significant step towards equipping our primary healthcare system with the necessary tools to provide our people with the highest level of medical care,” he proclaimed.

Governor Sani explained that Kaduna State with its resilient population of approximately 10.2 million, government is committed to providing accessible, efficient, and quality healthcare services to the residents of the State.

“As we stand at the forefront of progress, we acknowledge the crucial role that primary healthcare plays in ensuring the well-being of our citizens. These centres strategicallyh located across our 255 wards, serve as the first line of defence against illnesses and diseases that could affect any one of us.”

“The distribution of this state-of-the-art medical equipment to our primary healthcare centers underscores our commitment to creating a healthcare system that leaves no one behind,” remarked Governor Sani.

The Governor emphasized the administration’s plan to equip health workers with the necessary tools for making informed decisions, delivering accurate diagnoses, and administering effective treatments.

“To our healthcare workers, your dedication and service do not go unnoticed. You are the heart and soul of our healthcare system. These investments are a testament to our faith in your abilities.”

Governor Sani expressed his appreciation for the support and collaboration received from both the public and private sectors in turning this vision into a reality. He stated that their partnership is a clear example of how collective action can lead to sustainable development.

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