Faskari (Katsina State)- The Katsina State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Mannir Talba, on Friday said that the state government would partner with Wacot Ltd, an agriculture inputs company, on healthcare delivery to rural communities.
Talba made this known in Faskari at the inauguration of Mairuwa Primary Health Centre, which was renovated and furnished by Wacot Ltd .
The commissioner, who was represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Muhammad Qabasiyyu, commended Wacot Ltd on the initiative, geared toward enhancing public health.
He urged other profit making institutions to emulate the company and enjoined the people of the area to patronise the facility to cater for their basic health needs.
According to the commissioner, the health centre will go a long way to assist the people to access health facilities at their doorsteps.
The General Manager, Wacot Ltd, Mr Subirkumar Dey, said at the ocassion that the company would continue to support the people based on the good atmosphere in the area.
He said the company had contributed to the establishment of 13 health camps, where about 2, 000 people had access to free treatment with medication in Malumfashi, Bakori, Kafur, Funtua and Faskari local government areas.
According to him, this was done in partnership with farmers’ cooperative societies.
The general manager explained that the company had drilled 10 boreholes to augment farmers’ effort on irrigation activities.
He said that the company rehabilitated Mairuwa hospital and provided new mattresses, maternity beds, mosquito nets and sanitary equipment, thereby complementing government efforts on healthcare delivery.
The District Head of Mairuwa, Alhaji Sani Idris, commended Wacot Ltd for its efforts. (NAN)