Trace Reporters –The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Kaduna has executed projects worth hundreds of millions of naira aim at combating COVID-19 and mental illness.
Projects executed are in two categories COVID 19 and other projects executed via internally generated revenue and Government assisted. COVID 19 projects include provision of Personal Protective Equipment to all service rendering staff, construction of Modular Laboratory, provision of ten bedded intensive care units with four dialysis machines along with 10 ventilators.
Other projects under COVID 19 are provision of 2 new ambulances, construction of isolation centre with Intensive Care Unit.
Speaking after inspection of projects, the Medical Director Professor Jika Yusuf who commended the Governing Board under the Leadership of Ambassador Babagana Ajimi expressed satisfaction on the level of work done and observation of COVID-19 protocols in the Hospitals. He revealed that projects executed will be judiciously utilized to tackle COVID -19 in the state and beyond.
Other projects executed through internally Generated revenue and also sponsored by Federal Government include Administrative block, New Drug ward, New Emergency blocks, 2blocks of classroom, and offices.
Drug Ward Rehabilitation ward is an abandoned project of 2006 by previous administrations and the Medical Director was able to complete it in record time of 6months. Internally generated revenue was used to renovates all dilapidated suck away toilets, bedsheets, beds, mattresses, broken windows, Hospital fence.
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