Bill to Establish Fed. Medical Centre in Mallam Madori, Jigawa State Scales 2nd Reading in House of Reps

BY OUR CORRESPONDENT 

The Bill  seeking to establish Federal Medical Centre in Mallam Madori, Jigawa State has passed Second Reading in the House of Representatives.

Leading  the debate on the general principles of a Bill for an Act to amend the Federal Medical Centres Act, 2022 to establish FMC Mallam Madori, the Sponsor of the bill and Representative of Mallam Madori/Kaugama Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Hon. (Dr.) Abubakar Makki Yallema said the Medical Centre when established will have a profound impact on the lives of millions of Nigerians .

“Mr. Speaker, the establishment of this medical centre is long overdue. Jigawa State, with a population of over 5 million people, lacks a federal medical centre, forcing residents to travel long distances for quality healthcare. This amendment will address the healthcare disparities in the region, providing access to specialized services, and improving health outcomes,” he said.

According to Yalleman who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, the FMC will provide quality healthcare services to the people of Jigawa State and surrounding regions; Create jobs and stimulate economic growth and enhanced medical research and training as well as reducing the burden on existing healthcare facilities.

He said in view of their commitment to provide  constituents with access to quality healthcare system, the urgent need to establish a Federal Medical Centre in the Mallam Madori cannot be overemphasized hence the need for this Bill.

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