KIRCT Kano independent research centre trust
The KIRCT is seeking to digitalise Northern healthcare facilities.

KIRCT Seeks Digitalization Of Northern Health Facilities

According to Professor Hamisu Salisu, the Director General of the Kano Independent Research Centre Trust (KIRCT), the centre seeks to digitalize health facilities in northern Nigeria.

He made this known when the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Muhammad Ali Pate, paid a working visit to the research institute.

Salisu described the research institute as the largest biomedical research Centre, not just in Nigeria, but in the whole of Africa adding it holds a huge potential for the health benefits of the people of Kano, for Nigerians and the global community.

Offering to assist the government in warehousing its vaccines, he sought the support of the Federal Ministry of Health to enable them to digitalise health facilities in the North.

“We want to partner with the Federal Ministry to see whether we can digitalize the entire Northern Nigeria so that all the health facilities in the region would be digitalized.”

“We also do community surveillance for infectious diseases, and we are creating a register for that and when the time comes, I will give you a progress report.”

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The Minister pledged to support the research centre towards finding fitting and lasting research solutions to healthcare challenges that confront Nigerians.

Pate expressed delight at the biomedical research potentials of the Center, expressing optimism that they “would be able to generate knowledge that is fitting with our context, with our problems.”

“We have good people working very hard here, investigating diseases that affect our people and in doing so, we can find solutions that fit within the context of Nigeria. So, I am very excited to see what the centre is planning to do and we will find ways to mobilize support to enable them to succeed in what they are planning to do.”

He charged the research workers at the Centre to redouble their efforts with all view to optimizing the goals of setting up the research institute.

“At the end of the day, no one would build your country for you. No country succeeds in moving forward without the country making up its mind to move forward” he declared.

He assured that he would get the Director General of the Institute to accompany him to the UN conference in New York, hoping to add his voice to the Centre’s push for partnership with some international health institutions.