The ongoing investment in developing infrastructure at the Federal Medical Centre Bida, Niger State is part of measures to check medical tourism.
The Chairman, Board of Management of the Centre, Alhaji Is’haq Usman, made this known while inspecting on-going capital projects at the hospital’s permanent Site.
Alhaji Usman who noted that government’s commitment to the health sector was not in doubt, expressed satisfaction with the level of work done so far on the site.
The Board chairman explained that the permanent site, when completed, would house state-of-the-art facilities that will cater for the health needs of the people.
He appealed to unions in the health sector to always embrace dialogue in achieving their demands to check incessant strikes.
Alhaji Usman advised the management and staff of the Centre to be professional and dedicated to their responsibilities at all times to boost the confidence of the public in the services of the establishment.
The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre Bida, Doctor Mohammed Aminu Usman pointed out that currently, work is ongoing on the fencing, road network, water supply, guest houses and other utilities needed in the permanent site.
He maintained that the hospital, which is the only tertiary referral health facility serving the healthcare needs of people in Niger and neighbouring comunities in Kwara, Kebbi, Kogi States and the FCT, would be able to do more when the permanent site is completed.
Doctor Mohammed Usman who added that the basic project would be concluded this year, noted that the development of the site would be in phases.