…as state shuts down over 60 health facilities due to worsening insecurity
Katsina State Government, on Tuesday, raised the alarm that bandits have taken over many of its public health centres in the state.
Consequently, the state government has shut down no fewer than 69 healthcare centres across the state due to the worsening insecurity.
Executive Secretary, Katsina State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr. Shamsudeen Yahaya, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in Katsina on Tuesday.
Yahaya said two of such centres in Batsari Local Government Area were completely razed by bandits operating in the area.
He said, “Most of the health facilities in the area have been taken over by the miscreants.
“The solar refrigerators provided in such facilities have been converted to use by the bandits.”
The SPHA boss further revealed that some health workers have been kidnapped while lamenting the increasing request of redeployment by workers in the affected areas.
On the dilapidated state of health centres across the state, Yahaya said government had concluded plans to renovate one health centre in each of the 361 wards across the state.
He said the state government was committed to the complete rehabilitation of health centres.