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Gaidam directs state hospital to offer free kidney dialysis for Yobe indigenes

Yobe state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has directed the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu to offer free kidney dialysis services for patients who are indigenes of the state.

The state commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mala Musti, disclosed this on Tuesday shortly after the State Executive Council meeting presided over the governor in Damaturu.

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Our correspondent reported that cases of kidney failure have been very serious in Gashua and Nguru axis, a situation that prompted the governor to give the directive.

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He said the council has also took a far-reaching decision with the approval of over N4 billion for the execution of various projects in the state.

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Some of the projects, according to the commissioner, include; the supply of 20 Nos. of Toyota Hilux 4WD for the support of security at the cost of N480,000,000; the construction of an additional three storey hostel building for female at the Yobe State University at the cost of N244,355,153.05.

Other projects approved include the repairs of 14 roads across the three senatorial zones at the sum of N823,392,121.83; construction of 4.54km dual carriage way from Abattoir junction to new bye-pass round about on Damaturu-Potiskum road at the cost of N1,121,622,332.00; provision and installation of 204 units of double armed solar street light on 7.04km daulized Gujba-Damaturu road and 142 units of double arm solar street light on 3.433km dualized Damaturu-Potiskum road at the cost of N617,212,500.00.

He also revealed that the council has approved N585,516,507.78 for the procurement of an additional 1.5T  MRI machine for the state Teaching Hospital Damaturu.

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