Governor Ahmad Aliyu visited the Sokoto Specialist Hospital in disguise to evaluate the standard of care given to residents. This was said in a statement released on Monday by the governor’s press secretary, Abubakar Bawa.
In response to several complaints from Sokoto locals about subpar service delivery, the governor reportedly decided to pay the institution an unscheduled visit.
According to the statement, among other issues that prompted the governor to visit the hospital were the facility’s deteriorated buildings, inconsistent power supply, staffing shortages, and a lack of operational medical equipment.
The governor rode a tricycle to the hospital to speak with the staff and acquire firsthand knowledge.
“I was surprised with what I saw during my visit to the hospital, which lasted for four hours; it afforded me the opportunity to see things for myself,” Mr Aliyu explained. “Patients and their relatives are subjected to all kinds of hazardous situations owing to the dirty environment and lack of functional equipment in the medical facility.”
The Sokoto governor added, “Patient relatives rely solely on their personal alternative source of power due to the erratic electricity supply in the hospital. Therefore, I have directed the management of the hospital to see me for further discussion on how to remedy the situation.”