Gan­duje signs Kano pri­vate health in­sti­tu­tion bill

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

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.

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