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KanSLAM to address concerns over healthcare delivery in Kano

by Haruna Gimba

By Muhammad Amaan

The Kano State Led Accountability Mechanism (KanSLAM) has paid an advocacy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Kano State Hospital Management Board, in a bid to address pressing concerns regarding healthcare delivery in the state.

The visit was spearheaded by the Co-Chair of the Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Hajiya Maimuna Yakubu Muhammad, alongside Murtala Abubakar, the government co-chair.

It was gathered that the visit was prompted by a press statement issued by the board several weeks ago, highlighting issues at the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital.

KanSLAM took proactive measures to investigate the matter and extended its scrutiny to other healthcare facilities including Murtala Muhammad General Hospital, Sheikh Jidda Hospital and Sir Muhammadu Sanusi Hospital.

However, the findings revealed a pattern of similar challenges across all the visited hospitals.

During the visit, Hajiya Maimuna introduced KanSLAM and emphasised its mandate which includes supporting the healthcare system to enhance service delivery.

On his part, the Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Mansur Nagoda, expressed gratitude for the visit and candidly discussed the observed challenges within the hospitals.

He highlighted the concerning “I don’t care” attitude exhibited by some medical workers in hospitals across the state.

Dr Nagoda also disclosed plans for forthcoming training and sensitization programmes aimed at instigating a positive behaviour change among the staff.

The executive secretary commended KanSLAM for its efforts and expressed hope for continued support and collaboration to address the systemic issues plaguing the healthcare sector in Kano state.

Executive Secretary of Kano State Contributory Healtcare Management Agency (KSCHMA), Dr Rahila Mukhtar was also at the meeting alongside other members of KanSLAM from various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and CSOs.

The meeting underscored the collective commitment towards achieving tangible improvements in the healthcare landscape of Kano state.

The advocacy visit serves as a pivotal step towards fostering accountability and transparency within the healthcare system, with stakeholders united in their resolve to effect positive change for the benefit of the populace.

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