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In Bauchi Patients shun general hospital over dilapidated structures

The state Caretaker Committee Chairman appealed to the govt to address the situation in order to reduce the hardship of the people.

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The Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Dambam Local Government Council of Bauchi, Mr Mohammed Jauro, says patients in the community now travel far to seek medical attention due to dilapidated structures in Dambam general hospital.

Jauro confirmed this in an interview with newsmen on Sunday at Dambam.

He appealed to the State Government to address the situation in order to reduce the hardship of the people in the community.

According to him, the structures and environment of the general hospital is forcing most patients to travel about 30 kilometres to Azare to seek for medical attention.

“The structure is dilapidated and the environment is so bushy that patients prefer to travel to Azare for medical attention.

“The staff no longer discharged their duties as patients are not visiting the hospital because of the dilapidated nature of the facility,’’ he said.

However, Jauro said that the local council was focusing more on the provision of portable water to the rural communities by repairing of boreholes.

He also appealed to the state government to rehabilitate roads that link Dambam to other communities in order to boost economic activities of the people.

The chairman appreciated the District Head of Dambam for his immense contributions and support to the development of the area.

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