By By Hauwa Gold
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has counseled the Nigerian Army for its plan to website a tertiary army hospital in Sokoto to function centre of excellence for army associated illnesses.
A press release issued on Tuesday by Tambuwal’s Spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, quoted the governor as saying that the hospital could be the primary of its sort within the nation.
Tambuwal mentioned that the hospital would additionally function a analysis establishment with United Nations commonplace worldwide public well being laboratory.
He mentioned the federal government had already offered an area on the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital for momentary use by the hospital pending when work on its everlasting website could be comleted.
Tambuwal mentioned that some states additionally utilized to host the ability, however Sokoto State emerged the popular vacation spot.
“First of all, I need to inform the folks of Sokoto State that our efforts in attracting vital tasks from inside and out of doors the nation have continued to yield constructive outcomes.
“This hospital is of nice significance not simply to the army, however to our folks as an entire.
“Diseases of army significance are areas of concern globally due to the massive inhabitants of individuals that may be contaminated after outbreaks.
“Such illnesses are topic of significance in efforts to counter bioterrorism and bio-weapons by aggressor nations.
“These infectious illnesses embody, amongst others, dengue fever, Ebola, Lassa fever, anthrax, amongst others.
“Having a centre in Sokoto devoted to countering these doubtless outbreaks is a welcome improvement.
“We will support the hospital with facilities and logistics to properly take off until it is fully on its feet,” he mentioned.
Tambuwal dismissed the notion that the state authorities had completely handed over the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital to the army.
“We simply despatched a invoice to the state House of Assembly to ascertain the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital as property of the state authorities. Its place has not modified.
“The military will use the facility pending when all facilities for the newly-established Nigerian Army’s 8 Division, Sokoto, are fully ready,” the governor mentioned. (NAN)