Kano State Government on Thursday awarded a contract worth N730m for the construction of a 52-bed Maternity ward at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital in the state capital.
The one-storey building project will include nurses’ quarters, offices, a restaurant and restrooms, among other facilities.
While inspecting the project site, the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, explained that the facility would offer maximum convenience, especially for cancer patients from within and outside the state.
“The cancer centre and the adjoining amenity ward will be linked by a passageway, as part of our broad vision to provide world–class cancer treatment facility in Kano,” the governor stated.
Also, Ganduje disclosed that the project expected to be completed in about five months would enhance the status of the hospital.
“I am happy to note that this hospital has conducted the first brain surgery by any state-owned hospital in this part of the country. The hospital also conducted a successful but complicated spinal surgery on one patient and this is just the beginning.
“The project was conceived, as a result of my visit to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia, one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres”, the governor said, according to a statement, signed the Director-General, Media and Publicity, Ameen Yassar.