By Baba Kura
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was in Gwoza town of southern Borno on Sunday. He announced the upgrade of Gwoza’s General Hospital to a Specialist Hospital which will undergo some expansion, get more equipment and consultants for different specialized areas of medical needs.
Zulum also announced a plan to establish a new college of Nursing studies to be sited in Gwoza.
The Governor made the revelations when he paid homage to the Emir of Gwoza, Mohammed Shehu Timta.
“Your royal highness, insha’Allah, we have appropriated the establishment of a College of Nursing in the 2023 budget and insha’ Allah when voted for a second term, we will ensure the college is completed during the first six months of our next tenure in office” Zulum said.
The Nursing College, he explained, will train Gwoza residents and the neighbouring communities to be professionals in public health nursing, midwifery and other health-related courses with a view to providing affordable and quality health services to the people.
On the upgrade of Gwoza’s General Hospital, Zulum noted: “Your highness, in addition to the college, we will upgrade the general hospital to a specialist status which will serve as a reference hospital for the College of Nursing.”