By Ibrahim Kado
Adamawa State Government has proposed to spend N6.472 billion for its health sector in 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri disclosed this on Monday during the presentation of the proposed 2021 budget at the state House of Assembly.
He noted that he has serious concern to develop the health sector.
“The pathetic condition of our hospitals and health centres have been giving me serious concern. To this end, the government has embarked on general rehabilitation of our General Hospitals in Ganye, Numan, Guyuk, Fufore, Song and Mubi.
“Government will also construct cottage hospitals in Lamurde, Shellenge, Girei and Gombi, to improve on our human capital development index.
“Former Psychiatric unit of the Specialist Hospital has been upgraded to serve as an Infectious Diseases Centre in the state,’’ he said.
He added that the centre was the first of its kind in the Northeast region of the country and the facility would be used to manage COVID-19 patients.
Fintiri stated that his administration intends to establish the centre in each of the three senatorial zones in the state.