Gombe stakeholders call for new CMF in Deba
Stakeholders in Gombe State supported the establishment of a new Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Deba to bridge the huge gap between the provision of primary and tertiary health care in the area.
They spoke separately at a public hearing on a bill to create a federal medical center, organized by the Senate Health Committee.
Gombe State currently has no federal medical center after upgrading the existing one to a federal teaching hospital.
The sponsor of the bill, Senator Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe), said the establishment of the health facility has become timely to alleviate the suffering of people seeking tertiary health services.
Other stakeholders, who made presentations at the public hearing, said the population had grown too large for Gombe’s only tertiary health facility due to the large influx of people from neighboring states. following the insurgency in the northeastern area.
Gombe State Health Commissioner Dr Habu Dahiru said the health facility, once established, would provide easy access to patients requiring special care and referrals from primary and secondary facilities in the State and neighboring states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
“At the moment, indicators of maternal and child health, including nutrition in the state and the northeast sub-region are poor and need institutions such as FMC to improve training, research and education. management experts to turn the tide, ”he said.