El-Rufai shuts down govt house clinic, redeploys health workers to public hospitals

Nasir El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai

The Government House Clinic in Kaduna State has been shut. Medical personnel at the facility have been redeployed to public hospitals.

The drugs and equipment in the clinic have also been moved to the Yusuf Dansotho Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna while workers at the Government House have been directed to henceforth use Yusuf Dansotho Hospital for their medical needs.

Kaduna State government said the decisions were taken to boost healthcare system in the state by moving medical personnel, drugs and equipment to public hospitals.

“There are not yet enough doctors in the public health system in Kaduna State,” spokesman to the governor, Mallam Samuel Aruwan said.

“Therefore, it is not prudent to assign doctors, nurses and other medical staff to serve Government House alone. It is clearly more beneficial to the wider society if the services of these medical personnels were made available to the public in a general hospital. In addition, it is better that everyone working in the Government House use the same health facilities as the general public.”

Aruwan told journalists while speaking in Kaduna that the directive has already been implemented, adding: “Medical personnel from the Government House clinic have been redeployed to public hospitals in the state and all drugs and medical equipment in the clinic have also been evacuated and are being put to use at the Yusuf Dansotho Hospital.

“From now on, all Government House staff requiring medical services will proceed to the nearest public hospital to the Government House like other citizens of the state. It is expected that the management of the public hospitals will make good use of the medical personnel, drugs and equipment donated to them.”



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