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Borno state gov meets general hospital in Gwoza in total darkness after paying unscheduled midnight visit to the facility

Jul 17, 2023 #News

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, was dismayed by the lack of electricity and other situations at the General Hospital in Gwoza town after he paid a surprise visit to the hospital at midnight on Saturday, July 15.

Governor Zulum was on a one-day working visit to Gwoza. He spent the night in the town which is the headquarter of Gwoza Local Government Area in southern Borno.

The governor went round Gwoza general hospital to assess functionality of the hospital. He was at all wards and expressed disappointment with what he saw.

“It is unacceptable that a critical healthcare facility like this Gwoza General Hospital is deprived of basic amenities such as electricity. This situation compromises the quality of care provided to patients and hampers the efforts of our dedicated healthcare professionals. We are not here to trade blame, we are here to find solutions. Nobody brought to my knowledge the deplorable conditions of this place”, Zulum said in anger.

I will neither exonerate myself nor the local government authority. We (all) have failed to provide what is needed. However, I want to assure you (patients and the rest of the people) that insha’Allah, we will fix this, we will make the working environment here better than it is now.”he said

As part of measures to change the situation he saw, Governor Zulum on Saturday night ordered the immediate commencement of rehabilitation works which will include power restoration at the General Hospital in Gwoza.

 The Governor Zulum was impressed with medical staff who, despite the poor situation of the General Hospital, were on ground to provide services. The governor announced reward for all the staff for being dedicated in the face of challenges.

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