KANO State government has approved the employment of 50 medical doctors in order to improve health care in four emirate health councils across the state.


Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who made this known after the commissioning of the new office complex of the State Agency for the Control of AIDS yesterday, said the government is doing everything possible to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens, including that of people affected or infected by HIV/AIDS.


Ganduje, who was represented by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, added that in 2021 budgetary allocation health sector was allotted 17 percent of the state budget and the agency will continue to be adequately funded to implement its activities toward meeting the United Nation target of 95- 95-95 to end the epidemic by 2030.


He said the government has approved the establishment of one functional Primary Health Centres, PHCs, in 484 wards in the drive to ensure that health is made available to the doorstep of the people of Kano.


The governor said that the state government will soon decongest Specialist and Teaching Hospital in the state through the upgrade of four emirates health care facilities to 400 bedded hospitals.


He then urged the staff of the agency to make good use of the new office complex judiciously to improve their efficiency.