GUSAU – The Zamfara State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Friday began its annual Health Week with the foundation laying of its new N48 million secretariat complex.
The foundation laying of the edifice was performed by the Permanent Secretary of the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr Lawal Bungudu in Gusau.
Bungudu, who described the construction of the secretariat as a good initiative, urged the NMA members to support the leadership to actualise the project.
Earlier, the state Chairman of the association, Dr Sunday Onazi, said the association conceived the project due to lack of a secretariat for the members.
Onazi said the project which would include three guest houses would further enhance unity among its members.
He expressed confidence that the project would be completed on time, saying that the funds would be largely sourced from union dues and contributions from the members.
Onazi thanked the state government for allocating 20 newly constructed houses to members of the association which would be paid through deductions from their monthly salaries.
During the seven-day health week, the doctors will organise a public lecture on the “Menace of Urinary Diseases and Polio Eradication in Nigeria”.
The NMA members will also pay a medical visit to Tazame community in Bungudu Local Government. (NAN)