By Abubakar Ahmed
Hon. Muktar Betara, the member representing Biu, Bayo, Kwaya-Kusar and Shani Federal Constituency of Borno, has set up a Medical Centre in Biu to cater for his constituents.
The Head of the Betara Media Team, Aishatu Ibrahim, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
She said the establishment of the centre was announced by the member after the National Assembly election that returned him for the fifth term to represent his people under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to her, the centre will serve as referral point for patients from Shani, Bayo and Kwaya-Kusar local governments, while patients in Biu will use facilities at the Biu General Hospital.
The media team head said arrangements had been concluded to commence medical outreach to the constituents starting next Tuesday through Wednesday.
She said that the outreach is to treat cases such as Herniorrhaphy, Appendicectomy, Lipoma and Ganglion excision.
Other treatments include Caeserian Section, Laparatomy (Typhoid perforation), breast lump and eye surgeries.
She added that the effort is in collaboration with Binhamz Integrated Ventures, in conjunction with the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe and a continuation of Betara’s development efforts in the health sector.
Ibrahim said ”our amiable member has significantly been impacting on all sectors of human endeavour in all the four local government areas he is representing.
”Before now, the areas were far left behind but I can confidently tell you that this constituency has now been transformed by Betara in terms of development.
”It is certainly because of his efforts that he became the first federal legislator whose constituents genuinely contributed over N150 million to purchase the APC’s N10 million nomination form for him.
”This was also why he won his election with landslide victory in show of appreciation by the people of our constituency.”(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu