The Nigeria Air Force has built a world-class hospital in Daura, the hometown of Mr. Muhammmadu Buhari, the Nigeria President, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is reporting.
Inaugurating the hospital on Thursday, Mr. Buhari, said, it will provide quality healthcare that will stop Nigerians to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Buhari said the target for the hospital is to provide quality healthcare for children and women, especially mothers.
“The health facility will provide services in line with UN/MDG programmes of addressing emergency health issues.
“The reference hospital will also improve sanitation, hygiene, and self-reliance of millions of Nigerians especially those in the Northwest sub-region,” he said.
Buhari used the opportunity and appeal to state governors to build a hospital that will provide quality healthcare for those living in rural communities.
He thanked the Nigeria Air Force for building a world-class hospital in his home town.
Mr. Sadiq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff, disclosed that the hospital has a 60-bed facility with two theatres, renal treatment centre, cancer screening centre, accident and emergency centre, and outpatient department.
“The facility is established to position the Air Force to be a highly disciplined service that provides care for Nigerians.
“The hospital will complement the services of existing government hospitals, all aimed at boosting the operational service of the Air Force,” he said.