From Haruna Usman,Birnin Kebbi
The head of clinical services of Kebbi multi speciality clinic Birnin Kebbi Doctor Idrees Rufai has decried the low performances of public hospitals in the state,he made the disclosure at his clinic in Birnin kebbi.
According to him the pressure being experienced by existing private and tertiary care givers in the state is due to the conditions of the public hospitals in the state,he added that people visits tertiary health institutions with minor issues that primary and secondary healthcare providers can give,he stated that despite the fact they are running a private clinic its important to draw the attention of the government on the pitiful state of public hospitals in the state and how direly they need government attention he said.
However people who can afford their services can come forward as they operate on 24hrs basis with qualified nurses and consultants on various medical fields since the state is sleeping on its duties of providing accessible and affordable healthcare services.
He explained that a little addition to the existing manpower and good environment can go along away in reducing poor health services in the state,he lauded the governor on the ongoing rehabilitation of sir yahya memorial specialist hospital in Birnin Kebbi which he described as timely but long overdue as it has for long being begging for government attention, he added other general hospitals in the state requires same attention from Kebbi government.
Efforts to get the director hospital services of the ministry of health were not successful as he was not around when a visit was paid to him to speak from the government angle.