On Monday, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum conducted a roll call of staff at the Baga General Hospital and the Primary Healthcare Center in Doron Baga to ensure staff availability for medical services in a bid to issue a directive for rehabilitation.
Zulum also met with military officers in the regions to facilitate the safe return of displaced persons by Boko Haram insurgents.
Recall, Baga General Hospital—established under Governor Shettima’s administration—was at the level of competition before the Boko Haram insurgence that led to its vandalization.
After assessing the conditions of the two hospitals and the medical staff on duty, Zulum arranged for their urgent rehabilitation and supply of basic needs such as drugs and other medical consumables. He also ordered the rehabilitation of a primary school in Doron Baga, a small village located near Baga town, all in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
“This is one of the General Hospitals that was constructed by my predecessor, it was on the verge of completion before the insurgents took over the town. As you can see, it has been vandalized by the insurgents. Therefore, Borno State Government will rehabilitate it and ensure doctors and nurses are recruited so that the community will have quality and affordable healthcare services,” Zulum lamented.
The Governor’s visit to Baga is the second time after his swearing-in for the second term in office. Remember that he (Zulum) had earlier ‘supervised the distribution of food and non-food palliative provided by Borno State Government to about 23,000 households in three communities.’
In his escort team to Baga are House of Representatives members for Kukawa, Abadam, Guzamala and Mobar constituency, Mallam Bukar Gana Kareto, Member representing Marte, Monguno and Nganzai constituency, Engr Bukar Talba, and Member representing Kukawa at the State Assembly, Karta Maina Ma’aji Lawan.
Others include the Special Adviser on Monitoring and Evaluation, Engr. Baba Bukar Gujubawu, the Executive Secretary of Borno Geographic Information Services (BOGIS), Engr. Adam Bababe, the Executive Secretary, Borno State Primary Healthcare Agency, Professor Mohammed Arab Alhaji and the Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Barkindo Muhammad Saidu.