From: Linus Oota, Lafia
Nasarawa State governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of has said that the state will establish a state of the art diagnostic centre in Lafia, the state capital.
A statement signed by the Media Aide to the governor Ahmed Tukur said Al-makura disclosed the decision when he led a World Bank representative to the propsed site of the centre close to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia, Al-makura said that the centre will be equipped to diagnose disease such as Ebola, Lassa fever and other specimens that might be brought to the centre for diagnosis.
He explained that the establishment of the centre will fast track the establishment of the proposed teaching hospital and medical school in federal university and assist students of the school of nursing in their research.
Al-makura added that the centre will equally compliment the services of the new specialist hospital along shinge road Lafia.
Commissioner for Health Dr. Dan Iya who was also on the entourage of the governor added that the centre would cater for all encompassing research issues and medical diagnosis even beyond the state government.
Dr Iya added that the centre will one of the best across the north and that other states and health centres outside the state will allowed to bring their specimens for diagnosis.