Zamfara declares state of emergency in health sector


Governor Dauda Lawal has declared a state of emergency in the health sector of Zamfara with a commitment to revamping the state’s healthcare system.

“In a state-wide radio and television broadcast on Tuesday, the Governor lamented what he described as disturbing conditions of the hospitals across Zamfara.

A statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said that the declaration came after Lawal’s unscheduled visit to the Gusau General Hospital.

According to him, the hospitals need urgent intervention due to the poor state of facilities, equipment and workers following which a state of emergency was declared in the sector.

According to the statement, “Today (Tuesday), in a state-wide broadcast, Governor Dauda Lawal declared a state of emergency in the health sector of Zamfara.

“The Governor’s unscheduled visit to the General Hospital in Gusau on Sunday night prompted the decision.

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