The Katsina State Government says it has so far spent N1.7 billion on the renovation of General Hospitals in the state in 2017.
Gov. Aminu Masari revealed this while surveying the 2017 budget plan at the introduction of 2018 allotment before the State House of Assembly on Monday in Katsina.
He said that the hospital facilities rebuilt amid the period under review were that of Daura, Funtua, Katsina, Malumfashi and Musawa.
The governor said that the works were at different levels of completion.
Masari said that healthcare service remained one of the top priorities of the present administration, and that plans were on to take healthcare nearer to the people.
He said that hospital equipment worth N700 million were procured in efforts to enhance quality healthcare services in the state.
He additionally said that the state government had discharged its counterfeit funds of N350 million to UNICEF for the buy of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for malnourished childresn in the state.
As indicated by him, the UNICEF is additionally prepared to give N350 million to buy 30,000 containers of food items as a part of its contribution.