By Mohammed Abubakar,
The 80-bed capacity hospital in Potiskum town of Yobe State built by Senator Muhammad Hassan and commissioned by the Senate President Bukola Saraki has commenced services.
Hassan, the only PDP senator, represents Yobe South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
The commissioning attracted important personalities including 10 serving senators, politicians, former governors and many others.
In his address the ceremony, the Senate president said, "Potiskum people we are here in your town to commission a hospital built by one of your illustrious sons, Senator Muhammad Hassan. We are here for a good course to open a hospital that does not know PDP or APC but for the benefit of you. Today we are here because our President and government have brought peace to Potiskum and Yobe State which enabled all of us to be here today."
"It's because of peace that we witness development. For over years in the north east we count Potiskum and Maiduguri in terms of commercial activities.
" I can commit in this year’s budget and provide fund to ensure sustenance of the hospital since the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health is here."
In his remarks, Hassan said that the construction and commissioning of the hospital "will ease the pains of our people, tackle diseases and more children will be delivered safely, even more women may not die from child bearing complications."
According to him, with the project commissioning and handover to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, "more of our citizens will no longer have to travel outside this senatorial district for medical attention. No longer will our people in emergency situations lose their lives due to the absence of a befitting health centre."