Boko Haram: Our mortuaries are overstretched, says commissioner

(m) at 18-05-2012 06:02AM (7 years ago)

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By Joseph Abiodun, Maiduguri
 
Borno State Government yesterday lamented that the facilities at its hospitals, especially the mortuaries, have been overstretched as a result of the lingering Boko Haram crisis.
 
Commissioner for Health Dr. Salma Anas Kolo, made the revelation while fielding questions from reporters during a ministerial briefing.
 
She said the stench emanating from the mortuary has taken over the biggest hospital state government-owned Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.
 
Dr. Kolo said the hospital is overburdened and that the government is doing everything possible to expand its facilities to meet up with the demands, noting that currently, a 33KV line has been connected to the facilities at the hospital.
 
The commissioner said: “Though we are praying that the situation improves, we are currently working on expanding the mortuary.”
 
She said despite problem, her ministry has achieved a lot in the first year of the Governor Kashim Shettima administration.
 
Dr. Kolo listed the achievements of the ministry to include the constructing of six health facilities in Briyel, Askira, Kalabalge, Chibok and Gudumbali areas of the state. The facilities, she said, have been fully equipped.
 
via PM News:  http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/46991-boko-haram-our-mortuaries-are-overstretched-says-commissioner.html