El-Rufai shuts down Government House Clinic, orders staff to use public hospital
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has shut down the Government House Clinic and ordered government staff to henceforth use public hospitals as an alternative. This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, adding that drugs and equipment in the clinic had been moved to the government-owned Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna.
According to Aruwan, the decision to close down the clinic was taken to boost the healthcare system in the state by moving medical personnel, drugs and equipment to public hospitals.
The statement reads, “There are not yet enough doctors in the public health system in Kaduna state; therefore, it is not prudent to assign doctors, nurses and other medical staff to serve Government House alone. It is clearly more beneficial to the wider society if the services of these medical personnel were made available to the public in a general hospital.
“In addition, it is better that everyone working in the Government House
uses the same health facilities as the general public,” he said.