Residents of Patigi and surrounding communities in Kwara State are set to experience a significant improvement in healthcare services with the recent delivery of medical and laboratory equipment to the General Hospital Patigi.
The initiative, approved by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, aims to enhance local healthcare facilities and reduce the need for residents to travel long distances for medical treatments.
The delivery, which took place today, included a range of essential medical equipment such as an Ultra-sound machine, hematology analyzer, hematocrit centrifuge, oxygen concentrators, chemistry analyzer, bucket centrifuge, microscope, and more.
These tools are expected to bolster the hospital’s diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
The initiative follows a thorough needs assessment conducted by the management of the Kwara State Hospitals Management Board, responding to the requests made by the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Abubakar Mohammed. The equipment handover was overseen by the board’s management, led by the Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdulraheem Malik.
The event was attended by the Chief Medical Director, hospital staff, members of the Patigi health committee, community leaders, youth leaders, and other stakeholders.
Expressing their gratitude, community leaders lauded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for fulfilling his promise to enhance healthcare delivery in Patigi and its environs.
“I am particularly grateful to His Excellency for granting the request for the Ultra-Sound machine, hematology, and chemistry analyzers. The people of Patigi no longer have to travel long distances for those tests,” remarked the Executive Secretary, urging responsible management of the acquired equipment due to the significant resources invested by the state government.
In addition to the equipment delivery, the Kwara State Hospitals Management Board utilized the occasion to conduct monitoring and supervision of the hospital, along with auditing its records.