Ganduje signs Kano private health institution bill
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has signed the state Private Health Institutions Agency Bill 2017 into law.
Speaking shortly after signing the bill at the Council Chamber, Government House, Kano, Ganduje said, “The new agency is aimed at ensuring best practices in the health sector, in line with laid down state and federal rules.”
He stated that government would keep eye on private health institutions and practitioners to ensure that clients were not treated in any wrong way.
“The new agency has powers to shut down any hospital that infringes upon existing laws and to also pay revenues due to the government,” he said, expressing regret that several health institutions in the state did not have the requisite facilities, trained manpower and infrastructure to offer good quality health services.