Niger Governor, Bago expands IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna


By Aaron Ossai

Niger state Governor, Umaru Bago has commenced rehabilitation and expansion of the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB specialist Hospital, a state-owned tertiary facility established in 1995.

A statement made available to newsmen in Abuja said that with the exception of VIP wing, the hospital has not witnessed any expansion since inception stressing that the hospital is beginning to wear a new look courtesy of the intervention of Governor Umaru Bago.

It said that before now, parts of IBB Hospital’s equipment were outdated, with crumbling structures and inadequate facilities across its wards.

“While Governor Bago’s administration is already converting the old Shiroro Hotel into the state’s first University Teaching Hospital, he recognized the imperative to remodel the IBB Hospital to a global standard, equipping it with state-of-the-art facilities such as Computed tomography (CT) scan machines, hemodialysis machines, fully automated laboratory machines, Echocardiography machines, ventilators, Defibrillators, Theatre operating lamps, operating tables, Ultrasound machines, Infusion pumps, and Digital x-ray machines. All these will significantly improve the state’s health infrastructure.

“Upon completion, the remodeled hospital will boast of General Outpatient Department (GOPD), patient’s waiting area, Intensive Care Unit, Accident and Emergency Unit, VIP Section, Trauma center, Doctors quarters, cafeteria and completion of retention wall.

Others are Endoscopy instruments for Lower Tract: Endoscopy Tower, Monitor, Camera head, 30-degree Rigid Telescope, Resectoscope (bipolar and Monopolar), Erllik evacuator, Diathermy Pedal, Endoscopy graspers, and biopsy forceps”, the statement added.