Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has constituted a Seven-man Committee to investigate the reported cases of frequent loss of lives in private hospitals practising in the State.
Governor Sani Bello inaugurated the Committee at the Government House, Minna.
In a press release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger State, Mary Noel-Berje, she said that Governor Sani Bello expressed concern over the proliferation of nonstandard private clinics in the State and called for the trend to be stopped.
The committee’s terms of reference include: Manpower, equipment and facility check, Review of operational standard and investigation of the doctors on the government payroll at the same time doing private practice as well as adherence to Professional ethics,which is fundamental.
While acknowledging the roles the Private hospitals play in complementing goverment hospitals, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello implored the committee to also find out the main challenges confronting them and identify where the State government support may be needed to assist them .
The Governor gave the Committee eight weeks to complete its assignment which should be open to suggestions that will make the State’s health sector function effectively.
The chairman of the Committee, a former Commissioner for Health Dr. Ibrahim Sule Babamini appreciated the Governor for finding them worthy for the exercise saying that though the assignment is tasking, assured that the Committee will meet up with the timeframe and solicited the coorporation of all stakeholders..