Kawarbai community in Zaria town has received a primary healthcare centre fully equipped with drugs, beds, a borehole, an ambulance and a doctor’s residence courtesy of Dr. Abbas Tajudeen; the lawmaker representing the Zaria Federal Constituency.
Dr. Tajudeen announced that the medical facility would be managed by the National Tuberculosis and Tuberculosis Training Centre (NTBLTC). He also disclosed that he would work with the Kaduna State Government to ensure that everything would be done to ensure that the members of the community had access to the healthcare services that the centre provided.
The Zaria lawmaker remarked that it was pointless for politicians to bring projects to the communities in their constituents if it would be abandoned and the electorate would not benefit from it. He lamented that the medical facility was first handed over to the Zaria Local government council but the council were unable to run the facility effectively.
“I always pray, if a project will not be of benefit to my people, I better leave it, because there is no need for citing a project just for political reasons. Some of our politicians do sponsor projects, commission and organise ceremonies for inauguration but after sometimes the place will be abandoned. This is indeed a waste of public fund, this is one of the reasons that we strive hard to ensure that this facility extend the needed healthcare services to Kwarbai community,” he said.
Dr. Labaran Shehu, the principal of NTBLC Zaria in his acceptance speech disclosed that the institution would provide sets of highly trained and qualified personnel that would work for 12 hours from morning to sunset every day. He also assured the public and Dr. Tajudeen that the healthcare facility was in safe hands as this would not be the first facility being managed by the NTBLC.
“However, we have a brand new ambulance courtesy of the member, in case of anything, patients can be referred to our main clinic at Saye or they can be taken to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Shika or Wusasa. This facility will be providing observation and treatment of malaria, typhoid and antenatal care among others so as to give the surrounding communities the needed health assistance. Apart from that, Tuberculoses and HIV drugs will be supplied to the facility, so that people from this community need not to go to Saye for treatment of Tuberculoses and HIV,” he assured.