Dangote To Construct 1,000-Bed Hospital In Kano

Channels Television  
Updated October 2, 2013

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said on Tuesday that he would construct a 1,000-bed hospital in Kano to improve health care delivery in the state.

Mr. Dangote announced this while laying the foundation of Mariya Sanusi Dantata Ultra-Modern Theatre and diagnostic complex at Murtala Muhammed Hospital in Kano metropolis.

He said the project would make health care delivery easier and accessible to the people of the state.

In his remark, Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso commended Mr. Dangote for initiating the project, which he said, would facilitate surgical operation in the hospital.

Mr. Kwankwaso said that the state government rehabilitated and equipped health training institutions to enable them to produce qualified health workers.

The state Commissioner for Health, Labaran Yusuf, commended the governor and the president of Dangote foundation for transforming the health sector in the state.

“It is not just about creating a modern medical facility in this great city of ours. It is about our commitment to systematically improving the health and well-being which is one of our areas of focus. We believe that every Nigerian has a right to quality healthcare. We also believe that it is our collective duty to rally our resources to improve health infrastructure, support the development of health care professionals and improve preventive health measures in Nigeria,” he said.

Dangote said the gesture was meant to support government’s efforts in achieving a sound health programme for its people, adding that only healthy people can contribute meaningfully to the growth of the economy.