Adamawa Assembly pushes for 25 cottage hospitals

From Onimisi Alao, Yola

The Adamawa State House of Assembly is pushing for the establishment of a cottage hospital for secondary health care in every constituency.

Adamawa State is structured into 25 legislative constituencies with a representative in the state House of Assembly.

The Assembly which recently passed a resolution asking the state executive council to build a cottage hospital in every constituency that does not have it, said during an event at the Assembly complex in Yola that it will ensure the 2020 budget makes provision for the cottage hospitals.

The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aminu Iya Abbas, who spoke through the member representing Shelleng, Hon Abubakar Isa, said at a Stakeholders Engagement on Health Bills, organised by the International Republican Institute (IRI), said health delivery in suburban and rural settlements is appalling and some progress will be made if cottage hospitals are located in state constituencies where they do not…

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