Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned an Intensive Care Unit at Dala Orthopaedic Hospital in Kano worth N100 million. It was built and donated by businessman Aminu Dantata.
The President, who was represented by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said in 2007, Mr. Dantata also built and donated two other projects to the Dala Orthopaedic Hospital (General Ward and Amenity Suit) which improved healthcare delivery system in the facility.
“Today I am here on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari to commission the Ultramodern Intensive Care Unit valued at N100 million naira built and donated by Alhaji Aminu Dantata an illustrious son of the state whom all Nigerians you should be proud of,” Mr. Ehanire said.
He commended Amasco, Minjirya Health Services and Pedmic Nigeria Ltd, for their cash donations and equipment to the Spinal Centre in the hospital.
He also said the federal government was committed to improving the health of Nigerians and called on all healthcare professionals to set for themselves target of ensuring that Nigerian healthcare system grows to become one of the best in the world.
Mr. Dantata said he always feel elated whenever he contributes to the development of humanity adding that such contributions have direct reward from God. He reiterated that he would continue to support health project in Kano and other parts of the country.
He however urged the Federal Government to provide medications and other equipment to all Nigerian hospitals.
The Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Muhammed Musa, while commending Mr. Dantata for the donation, said the hospital provides care not only to people of Kano State but also to residents of neighbouring states