The Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Saturday established the framework for the development of a 200-bed Emergency and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kaita, Katsina State. The clinic, being worked at the expense of N21 billion, would offer types of assistance to patients in the North West zone. It is one of the 12 emergency clinics being built by the NNPC over the six geopolitical zones of the nation.
Kyari clarified that the venture, being executed by the NNPC, Total and other oil and Gas organizations working in the nation, would be finished in year and a half.
The GMD clarified that the N21 billon to be used on the undertaking would be for development of the emergency clinic, arrangement of clinical offices, coordinations and backing to patients.
“The activity is intended to fortify the nation’s national medicinal services conveyance offices in battling the assaulting Covid-19 pandemic”
“Katsina State is among the 12 states chose for this compassionate venture for the battle against COVID-19 and different irresistible infections for age yet unborn.”
“We are doing this sort of undertaking in 12 states in the six geopolitical zones of the nation and these ventures were for all intents and purposes subsidized by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the NNPC,” he said.
Kyari expressed that that notwithstanding the task, NNPC had given one Toyota emergency vehicle, 10,000 bits of face veils and full arrangement of ventilator units to the Katsina State Government to help its progressing war against COVID-19.
Prior, Katsina State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, said the development of the irresistible malady clinic would supplement the exertion of the state government in giving quality social insurance administrations to the individuals. Yakubu thanked the NNPC for the intervention and prayed that the project would be completed on schedule.