(NAN) The Gombe State Government has awarded contract for the construction of a Snake Bite Hospital and provision of medical equipment in some general hospitals, the Commissioner for Health, Mr Kennedy Ishaya, said.
The commissioner made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Gombe.
He said that of the total contract sum of N567.9 million, N519 million was earmarked for the supply of medical equipment.
According to him, the contractors have agreed to start supplying the equipment even before the payment of mobilisation fees.
He said that the ministry had started receiving some of the equipment, adding that four sets of dialysis machines, two beds and chairs had already been supplied.
Ishaya said that apart from the equipment, government had also awarded contract for the supply of 2,000 density special hospital mattresses for some hospitals.
He said that the measure was aimed at equipping the school before the next visit of accreditation team. (NAN)