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Zamfara Gov Launches Remodeling, Upgrading of Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital

Written by Yusuf Zubairu

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has launched the remodeling, upgrading, and equipping of Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, the state’s sole tertiary healthcare facility.

This was disclosed by the spokesperson of Governor Sulaiman Bala Idris in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.

The statement reveals that upgrading the hospital will transform Yariman Bakura into the teaching hospital of Zamfara State University.

In a remark, Governor Lawal reassured that the reconstruction would improve the referral system for specialized care, increase the healthcare workforce, and enhance service quality, resulting in better health outcomes.

According to him, the work will also consist of acquiring medical equipment for the hospital, adding that the project is a follow-up to the declaration of a state of emergency on the State’s health sector after that of education.

It added that, the hospital is in a dire state, despite its vital role in providing quality healthcare services to residents and visitors alike, and that many of its structures are in disrepair, indicating an urgent need for attention.

He also narrated some challenges facing the hospital to include lack of adequate laboratory facilities, hindering the staff’s ability to carry out essential diagnostic procedures effectively.

Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital is the only State-owned tertiary healthcare facility meant to offer specialized medical care involving complex procedures and treatments, alongside providing specialized residency training for healthcare professionals conducting research in various medical fields.

The components of the remodelling project will include new construction, expansion and upgrading of existing structures, renovation and facelift of existing structures, completion of Doctor’s Quarters, and the development of Laboratory with complete facilities and a complete Hospital Information Management system.