Sokoto State Government is set to disburse about ten billion Naira (N10 billion) for the construction of the State University Teaching Hospital and two new hospitals in the state.
The Sokoto State executive council gave the approval for the sum of over N6.6 billion for the construction of Sokoto State University Teaching Hospital,(SOSUTH).
This is according to the state Commissioner for Health Dr Muhammed Ali Inname, who briefed newsmen yesterday at the end of the meeting held at the state Council Chamber of Government House, Sokoto.
Similarly, the council, chaired by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, also approved the construction of two premier hospitals at Tambuwal and Sabon Birni Local Government Areas.
The construction of both hospitals will gulp the sum of over N1.7 billion each.
Dr Inname, flanked by his colleagues, the state commissioners for Information and Finance, Isah Bajini Galadanchi, and Honorable Abdus Samad Dasuki added that the award of the contracts is in line with the overall objectives of the present administration in ensuring the provision of healthcare services and development manpower to manage the healthcare system in the state.
He also explained that if SOSUTH is completed it will provide the required manpower to address the shortages of health workers in various hospitals in the state.