June 13, 2024

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The Private Health Institutions Management Agency ( PHIMA) said the meeting is a breakthrough and historical one aimed at improving the quality of health care in the state.

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The Executive Secretary Private Health Institutions Management Agency ( PHIMA) Dr. Usman Tijjani Aliyu said the meeting is a breakthrough and historical one aimed at improving the quality of health care in the state.

He made the statement during the stakeholders meeting arranged by his agency together with DFID lafiya support for health in Nigeria.

Dr. Usman said PHIMA is embarking on a gigantic project together with DFID in Kano state, which is mapping of all private health facilities eg hospitals, pharmacy shops, patient medical stores, nursing homes and diagnostic centers using GPRS which will enable the Ministry of Health to acquire an accurate digital data base on all private health facilities in the state.

The meeting was attended by representatives from different professional bodies, their associations, regulatory bodies and other regulatory agencies; the Ministry of Health (MOH), Hospital Management Board( HMB), NMA, GMB, NDLEA, ACPN, PSN and GMLD at the Private Health Institution Agency in order to enhance the health system in the state.

The Executive Secretary during the meeting commended the effort of the health friendly Governor His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR ( khaddimul Islam) on his untiring support given to the good people of Kano State especially during this pandemic.

Dr. Usman also thanked the Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa for his hardwork and dedication to the society.

During the meeting the state team lead of DFID program, Alh. Dayyabu Muhammad Yusuf stated the mission and vision of the program and the intended intervention to the private health sector in the country and the state in particular.

The team lead added that the DFID lafiya program, will support the agency to conduct the mapping of all private health facilities in the 484 wards of the state.

He also added that the program will strengthen regulatory and professional bodies in the health system to ensure efficient and effective discharge of their regulatory and oversight responsibilities as well as strengthen the public private partnership amongst private health facilities.

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