Health: Gov Ahmed directs installation of dialysis machine

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By Steve Oni, Ilorin
As part of government’s determination at providing qualitative and affordable health services to the people, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has given a week ultimatum to the state’s Ministry of Health to complete installation of its state-of-the-art automated Dialysis Machine at the state’s General Hospital, Ilorin.
The Governor, who was on an on the spot assessment of the newly acquired machine and other ongoing works at the Hospital, frowned at the delay in the installation of the machine and directed the commissioner for health, Dr Suleiman Atolagbe Alege, to ensure its immediate installation.
Ahmed said: “We cannot afford to waste time on the installation of these facilities because it’s live-saving equipment that requires urgent installation.”
“Do you know how many people will benefit from this when completed? Don’t you realise the agonies patients go through in getting succour from various kinds of kidney disease?”
Other projects inspected by the governor included College Nursing and Midwifery and Adewole Henry George road, both in Ilorin. At the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Governor Ahmed directed the Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Ademola Banu to release necessary funds for various ongoing works at the school.
At the Adewole Henry George road, Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya told the governor that the work was at 95% completion with the assurance that it would be completed on schedule.
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