Nasarawa embraces digital system of keeping records

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Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has said that the state will soon transit from analogue to digital system in the compilation of patients’ medical records across the state hospitals.

Al Makura stated this yesterday when he paid an unscheduled visit to Mararaba Gurku Medical Centre in Karu Local Government Council.

Al-Makura said that the state would collaborate with the State Geographical Information Services to begin computerization of patients’ medical records in the state hospitals.

He explained that the idea is to get data of patients computerized for easy access while on hospital visit and avoid mutilation of physical records in case of accident.

He also disclosed that Mararaba Gurku Medical Centre would now serve as an outreach of National hospital Abuja for surgeries and other needed services.

He said that the state government would soon build two units of eight-man quarters at the Mararaba Gurku Medical Centre for visiting consultants and other medical personnel.

Al-Makura said Mararaba Gurku Medical Centre is among the hospitals in the state that has the highest patients because of its proximity to the federal capital.

Meanwhile, Governor Al-Makura has described the sudden death of Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro III, the Emir of Borgu, as a big loss, not only to the people of his emirate, Niger State but also to the nation as a whole.

In a statement signed by Alhaji Ahmed Tukur, the Governor’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Al-Makura, said he was deeply touched when he received the news of the death of the emir.
“The late monarch lived exemplary life worthy of emulation; his forgiving spirit was exceptional. I pray God Almighty to grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the governor said in the statement.

Similarly, the statement condoled with the families of Alhaji Umar Rumfa and the entire people of Awe Local Government Area over the demise of their son, the late Alhaji Haladu Umar (Santurakin Azara), who died in his sleep on Monday.

Al-Makura said the people should, however, have consolation that the deceased, a former member of the state assembly, left a legacy for which he would be remembered.

According to the statement, the deceased contributed his quota to the development of the state.

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