The Director-General of Kano state Agency for the Control of Aids, Dr Sabitu Y. Shu’aibu Shanono made the plea today when he received the newly elected exco of the Nigerian Medical Association, Kano state branch who called on him in his office.
In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Wednesday and signed by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Agency for the Control of Aids, KSACA, NMA Kano has been urged to explore dialogue and negotiations in order to achieve it’s goal of improved Healthcare delivery in the state.
Dr Sabitu Shanono said the government of Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR in its entirety recognise the role of NMA as a key stakeholder in the health sector.
He expressed the appreciation of state government for the laudable initiative of the association and its contribution in the COVID-19 response in the state.
He added that the door of the Agency is always open and ready to work hand in hand with the Association to move the state forward in term of healthcare delivery.
Earlier, the chairman of the NMA Kano, Dr Usman Ali, said they were in Agency to solicit for the support and guidance in steering the affair of the association.
Mr Usman Ali said the association organises medical outreach in the selected LGAs of 3 senatorial zones for a free consultation, medication and surgery and those deemed to be severe cases are referred to secondary and tertiary facilities.
He said the association guide the young ones to pick their carriers in academia and clinical specialities as well as given training on skills acquisition and entrepreneurs.
He further said part of their current plans to augment the efforts of the state government to improve the health service delivery, the NMA plans to build a hospital in Kano looking at its manpower and capacity.