The Wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Bello, on Thursday said she would work as a medical practitioner at the State General Hospital in Minna, Niger State.
The governor’s wife, who visited the gynecologist and pediatric wards at the General Hospital, said that as a consultant gynecologist, she would want to contribute to the treatment of women in the hospital.
She said, “My visit is to see how I can contribute to the society and that is what I do for a living. I see pregnant women, I see women with problems, I operate on women on caesarian section; that is what I intend to do as my own contribution. The hospital should expect better services.”
“I would like to contribute my own quota, visit some of these women, spend time with them, helping with their surgeries and deliveries.
“I also need to see how the premises, where I will render my services, looks like. And I am very happy because the environment is so clean despite the old structures.”
She however lamented inadequate space in the hospital.
“It is too small. In a place where you have 600 deliveries, you have only 20 beds? It is not encouraging,” she added.
The Permanent Secretary of the Hospital Management Board, Dr. Makusidi Muhammad, commended the governor’s wife for her input and readiness to contribute her own quota.
He told journalists that the rate of infant and maternal mortality in Niger State has reduced.