Gov. El-Rufai Closes Govt House Clinic, Redeploys Doctors, Nurses To General Hospital

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Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has shut down the Government House Clinic in Kaduna and redeployed its medical personnel to public hospitals. A
statement released by the media aide to El-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan today April 17th, states that the decision to shut
down the government hospital and move its personnel were taken to boost the healthcare system in the state.

The drugs and equipment in the clinic have also been moved to the Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital, Tudun Wada,
Kaduna while Government House staff have been directed to henceforth use the Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital for their
medical needs.

“There are not yet enough doctors in the public health system in Kaduna State. Therefore it is not prudent to assign doctors, nurses and other medical staff to serve Government House alone. It is clearly more beneficial to the wider society if the services of these medical
personnel were made available to the public in a general hospital. In addition, it is better that everyone working in
the Government House uses the same health facilities as the general public.

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Medical personnel from the Government House Clinic have been redeployed to public hospitals in the state. All drugs and medical equipment in the Government House Clinic have also been evacuated and are being put to use at the Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital. From now on, all Government House staff requiring medical services will
proceed to the nearest public hospital to the Government House like other citizens of the State. It is expected that
the management of the public hospitals will make good use of the medical personnel, drugs and equipments
donated to them.” Dr. Muhammad Bello Armaya’u, medical director of Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital, confirmed that the hospital has received the drugs and equipment.

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He thanked the Governor for the move, promising that the hospital will make good use of the extra capacity it has
received.