Tambuwal: State-of-the-art centre will make Sokoto medical tourism destination’

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Rakiya A.Muhammad

Sokoto State’s new state-of-the-art advanced medical diagnostic centre will make it a destination for medical tourism, governor Aminu Tambuwal has asserted.

He added the N3.2 billion centre equipped with ultra-modern facilities would reduce foreign medical tourism.

The Governor stated this Wednesday at the commissioning of the centre in Sokoto. He disclosed the centre would run under public/private partnerships for effective service delivery.

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who commissioned the centre, lauded Tambuwal’s initiative. “I want to congratulate you for thinking about the people because this is a project for the people and one that the people will cherish long after you have left the government as governor,” he stated.

“I am excited that the new best of equipment has also been put on  ground.”

In a remark, Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar harped on the need to ensure maintenance culture for the facility to remain a centre of excellence for healthcare delivery.

The royal father noted the centre as one of the legacy projects of Governor Aminu Tambuwal and commended him for carrying out people-oriented projects.

Also speaking, Commissioner for Health Ali Inname described the development as a milestone in Nigeria’s history of medical diagnosis.

“Sokoto state government under the leadership of Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal designed, constructed and equipped this new Advanced Medical Diagnostic centre to provide high-quality, cutting-edge medical diagnostic services comparable to any other place in the world,” Inname pointed out.

“The overall objective here is to provide healthcare services for our people and make Sokoto a hub for medical tourism, so the services provided by the centre are designed in such a way that they ate affordable to the people.”

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