Kano State Government has approved the employment of 50 medical doctors to manage Primary Health Centres in its 44 local government areas.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this on Wednesday shortly after commissioning the new office complex of Kano State Agency for the Control of AIDS, KSACA.
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner of Health, Aminu Tsanyawa said the state government is committed to improving healthcare delivery services, especially among people living with HIV/AIDS.
“In 2021 appropriation, the agency got the adequate fund to implement its activities toward meeting the United Nation target of 95- 95-95 to end the epidemic by 2030,” he added.
Mr Tsanyawa said the government has approved the establishment of one functional Primary Health Centres in 484 political wards in its drive to ensure accessible healthcare to people.
He urged the staff of KSACA to make good use of the new office complex in improving healthcare delivery service.
Earlier, the Director-General Kano State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr Sabitu Shu’aibu Shanono said this world AIDS day is exceptional “we see how His Excellency introduces social support for people living with HIV/AIDS in addition to all HIV response.”
Dr Shanono said the government made huge investment in the provision of testing kits and consumable to the facilities and whoever comes to the hospital get free HIV testing; the positive one’s are referred to comprehensive treatment centres for free medications.
He thanked the governor for improving the health indices in the state.