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IN ZAMFARA, KOREAN DOCTORS OPERATE PRIVATE SCANNING FACILITIES WITHIN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS. By. Dahiru Samaila Mafara

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In what seems to be very unusual, the condition of Talata Mafara general hospital is not only about infrastructural deficit but human resource incapacitation and lack  of basic operational facilities required for the  secondary health care management.
Our visit to General Out Patient Department (GOPD) of the hospital brings shock to our imagination when we realized that in the whole of that general hospital, there is no single scanning and X-ray  machines provided by the government to cater for the secondary health care needs of over 400, 000 population of the people in the area.
Thunder Blowers was able to established that if not for the foreign Korean Doctor who operates a commercial scanning machine, the health care fortune of Mafara people would have been undecisive.
Funny enough, legitimately or otherwise, this Korean Doctor assembled and operates this commercial machine right within the hospital facility own by the state government.
Beside the inability of the Korean Doctor to communicate effectively and efficiently with his patients as outrightly observed by Thunder blowers, he charges each patients the sum of N1,300 naira per scan.
And to show lack of concern on the part of the hospital management, neither a staff was attached to the Korean Doctor to monitor exorbitant charges on patients nor an interpreter was attached to ensure effective communication between patients and the Korean Doctor as he repeatedly kept telling his patients (“Dubu-de-deri-uku”) Thunder blowers observed.
Suspectedly however,  the Korean Doctor may have a conspired arrangements with the Doctors/Nurses on duty as one of the patients interviewed said, ” I was directed by the doctor on duty to come to this location for scanning”.
This sad development as observed, might be connected with either failure of the management of Talata Mafara general hospital to effectively reports this types of facility deficit to the state ministry of health for action or the ministry has failed in its responsibility of consulting with the government for the right thing to be done.
Thunder blowers contacted Zamfara state commissioner for Health,  Yahaya Mohd Kanoma and confirmed that to the best of his knowledge there is an X-ray machine at general hospital Talata Mafara unless if it was stolen but on the issues raised, he referred Thunder blowers to the chairman Zamfara State Hospital Services Management Board for clarity.
But the Commissioner noted that, the state Governor has already approved the total restructuring a d upgrading of the he eral hospital Mafara before this pandemic started.
When contacted also, the Chairman of the Zamfara State Hospital Services Management Board, Alh Mustapha Anka admitted that, all the X-ray and Scanning machines belonging to the Talatar Mafara General Hospital are no more functioning but recalled that, his borad has already forwarded a memo to the executive Governor for the procurement of new X-ray and scanning machines to all the general hospitals in the state.
But on the Korean Doctor operating private scanning machine within the general hospital the denied knowledge of the happening but promised to inquire.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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