Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday paid a visit to some of the medical facilities being put in place at the state General Hospital, Ilorin to inspect the level and quality of work done so far.
The administration has since embarked on a comprehensive redesign and renovation of the dental clinics and eye care centre, new intensive care unit and construction of some VIP wards at the hospital to improve healthcare service delivery for the citizens.
The governor expressed satisfaction at the standards of the facilities.
“We have delivered several projects across different sectors for the use of the people. For us, it is not about commissioning. And we may, of course, commission some of these projects from time to time, and they are quite many as you have seen in this hospital alone. Our priority is service delivery. This visit is to see things for myself and make sure our people have the right equipment and personnel in place,” AbdulRazaq told newsmen after the facility tour in Ilorin.
The governor was conducted round by the Executive Secretary, State Hospital Management Board, Dr AbdulRaheem Malik, and the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Ahmed Bola Abdulkadir.
He pledged that the government will also give the right attention to the other General Hospitals at Offa, Omu-Aran, Kaiama and other parts of the state one after the other.
“From what I have seen so far, it is excellent. The standard is very good. I am impressed with what I have seen. We intend to build on this. We will also go to Offa, Omu-Aran and Kaiama and the likes, and make sure that they meet the standards,” the governor added.