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I Am Proud of HMB – Dr. Tsanyawa

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Ibrahim Abdullahi

The management of Hospitals Management Board has been eulogized for their commitments to ensure effective and efficient health service delivery in secondary health facilities in Kano state.

This commendation was made by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, in a three-day capacity building on Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and Development of Accreditation Plan in Kaduna state.

The Commissioner said that he was particularly impressed the way and manner of which the Board’s Director General, Dr. Nasiru Alhassan Kabo, and his management team are up and doing in seeing that qualitative service delivery is ensured at the secondary health facilities across the state.

He charged participants of the workshop to put what they learnt into practice in their respective hospitals so that the healthcare system of the state will further witness rigorous improvements for the overall benefit of the people of the state.

Dr. Tsanyawa commended the amiable Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for his remarkable commitments of making healthcare of Kano populace one of his utmost priorities, describing his passion to boosting health sector as unprecedented in the history of the state.

On his part, the Director General (DG) of the Board, Dr. Nasiru Alhassan Kabo, said that the Basic Health Care Provision Fund Scheme has been extensively discussed during the workshop and the participants were adequately informed of the in an out of programme with a view to run it diligently in Kano state, commending the facilitators for impacting the required knowledge unto the participants.

The DG charged zonal directors, chief medical directors and medical officers in-charges to utilize the skills they garnered during the training in running the daily affairs of the hospitals they are supervising as efficiently as possible.

Dr. Kabo drew the attention of all hospitals’ in-charges to ensure that all services rendering in secondary health facilities are fully accredited, stressing that the Board will make certain that this necessary factor in the health sector is achieved within the shortest period of time for quality services as cherished by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

He then commended the Lafiya Programme for organizing the workshop that provided the needed knowledge to the custodians of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund scheme at secondary health facilities in the state, hoping the tempo would be sustained.

On the objectives of the workshop, the Director Medical Services of the Board, Dr. Sulaiman Hamza Mudi, explained that it was aimed at orienting in-charges of secondary health facilities and the fourteen zonal directors on the Basic Health Care Provision Fund.

Another objective, according to him, is to determine the roles secondary health facilities are supposed to play in running the programme that the consultants and other facilitators will put them through so as to achieve the set goal.

Earlier in his remarks, the State Team Leader, Lafiya Programme, Dr. Dayyabu Yusuf, stated that the programme is working closely with the state ministry of health and all its agencies to ensure that the healthcare system moves to another level from where it is so that the quality of service delivery system would be enhanced.

He further said the training was organized in order to support the secondary health facilities to do an internal review of the current system within the existing facilities with a view to preparing them ahead of the take-off of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund scheme initiated by the federal government with sole aim of strengthening the health care of Nigerians.

The participants at the training were drawn across secondary health facilities of Kano state including zonal directors, chief medical directors as well as medical officers in-charges.

Consultants from National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Kano State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHMA) and Primary Healthcare Management Board (PHMCB) made an educative presentation on the new scheme and accreditation development.

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