Posted on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 04:51 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned a 60 bed ultra-modern Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital (NAFRH) in Daura, Katsina State. The Reference Hospital, which was commissioned on 15 August 2019, would go a long way in meeting the healthcare needs of NAF personnel, their dependants as well as other members of the Armed Forces and the general public.

The NAFRH Daura is equipped with 2 state-of-the-art operating theatres, an intensive care unit, medical laboratory, eye and dental clinics and a physiotherapy department, amongst other facilities.
 
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, President  Buhari, assured the NAF of the Federal Government’s support and commitment in ensuring that the Hospital functions effectively for the benefit of all Nigerians.

The President stated that the commissioning of the Hospital was another critical milestone in the resolve by the nation’s Armed Forces to provide the best possible health care for service men and their dependants as well as the host community.

While congratulating the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for embarking on the laudable and noble project, the President noted that the state-of-the-art medical equipment provided in the hospital would minimize the need for people in Daura, to travel to Kano, Kaduna, Abuja or even overseas to receive medical care.  
 
Air Marshal Abubakar disclosed that the establishment of the NAFRH and upgrade of other NAF hospitals was part of the modest efforts by the NAF to reform health care in the Service and ensure that personnel and their families get the best medical attention, in order to spur them to greater dedication and performance.
 
The Commissioning ceremony, which was preceded by a 2-day medical outreach at Sandamu Local Government Area, had in attendance the Chairman Senate Committee on Air Force, Chairman House Committee on Air Force as well as the Executive Governors of Katsina, Zamfara and Kano States amongst others.

 

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