Zulum Lays Foundation for Eye, Dental hospitals


Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has laid the foundation for the construction of an eye and a dental hospital in Biu,

According to a statement on Sunday, the eye hospital has two operation theatres, consulting rooms, an administrative complex and male and female wards with a combined capacity of 56 beds, while the dental hospital has an edifice equipped with all the facilities needed to provide dental care to the people. 

Zulum, while warning contractors to ensure specified standards, gives six months to complete the project.

The governor stated that his administration has approved two eye and dental hospitals to be situated in southern and northern Borno to complement the one in Maiduguri.

He said: “in fulfilment of our electioneering campaign promise to construct eye and dental hospitals in southern and northern Borno to complement the existing dental and eye hospital in Borno Central, we are here to flag off the construction of new dental and eye hospital in Biu.”

He added that: “I want to direct the contractors to complete this project in six months while ensuring all the required specifications are observed."

He said that the government aims to ensure affordable healthcare service delivery to the people of the state.

The governor also announced the approval of funds to upgrade Biu General Hospital to a specialist status.

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