From MERCY EJEH, Bauchi
The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, has urged governments at all levels to give attention to the health sector.
He said the call became necessary because health care delivery is an important factor in promoting the well being of the people
The monarch was speaking while receiving the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, who paid him a courtesy call in his palace.
The Emir acknowledged the fact that the Federal and the Bauchi State Governments had been doing their best in ensuring that the people have access to health care delivery.
The traditional ruler, who doubles as the chairman of the Bauchi State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, noted that good health was prerequisite to life and as such, more needed to be done in the health sector, particularly in the rural areas.
“Healthcare delivery happens to be an important determinant in promoting physical and mental health and general well being of the people. We, therefore, acknowledge the government of the day for its tireless efforts in extending access to healthcare to our people.
“Despite efforts by the government in providing efficient healthcare to the people, more need to be done to better the lot of the people, especially in our rural areas.”
“I will appeal to Mr Minister, that in your bid to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people, our hospitals need to be equipped and pharmaceutical products stocked up should be accessible to all, especially our rural dwellers and the less privileged citizens,” he said.
Earlier, the minister, who was led to the palace by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Sami Abubakar Malami, noted that the Emir was one of the traditional rulers who had been playing key roles in the country’s health sector.
According to Professor Chukwu, he was in Bauchi State on the invitation of Governor Isa Yuguda to see what the governor had been doing in the health sector as well as see the projects in the sector President Goodluck Jonathan would be inaugurating during his forthcoming visit to the state.
He added that he was in the state to also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the formal take over of the Ningi VVF Centre by the Federal Government, informing that he had done that during his courtesy call on the governor at the Government House, Bauchi.
The minister declared that Bauchi State was doing well in the health sector, saying that the state government was doing its best even with the influx of
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