Katsina state government has proposed N1.3billion for the construction and the development of the new teaching hospital in the state.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner ministry of health Hajia Mariyatu Bala Usman while defending the 2017 budget before the state house of assembly committee on budget appropriation.
She said the ministry was allocated the total sum of N5.6 billion in the 2017 budget for its capital projects.
The commissioner stated that the total sum of N1billion is to be spend in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of hospitals in the state meanwhile the sum of N221million to be spend in improving primary health care services in the state while N300 million was allocated for the construction of various structures and rehabilitation of others at the state’s college of nursing and midwifery.
According to the commissioner, also, N481million was set aside for the purchase of drugs and other consumerbles in the state’s various hospitals and health establishments.
Earlier, the committee Chairman for appropriation Hambali Faruk urged the ministry to intensify effort in creating ways that will generate revenue to the state government.