Kano is the third largest city in Nigeria. The crowded metropolitan city encompasses 499 square kilometers in eight Local Government Areas. Kano is an important trade and shipping center. It has many historical attractions like the walls of the Old City, the large Kurmi market, the Central Mosque and the Gidan Makama Museum. The health care service available in Kano hospitals is adequate but as commerce grows, this will improve over time. There are a few hospitals with modern facilities. Read for some of the more popular hospitals in Kano.
Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) is located on Zaria Road in the city of Kano. This hospital is famous for offering quality health care service. This teaching hospital is multidisciplinary and is known for its research and training activities. The hospital building has 500 beds for its patients. The hospital was founded in 1988 and has departments in various clinical specialties including physiotherapy. The general outpatient department is spacious. AKTH is on retainer with many corporations for their employees. The inpatient department also has large anesthesiology and intensive care divisions and an advanced dental and maxillofacial surgery department.
The unit of accident and emergency care at AKTH is well equipped to offer various medical and surgical services and it also has a specialized pediatric section. The emergency care unit has both general and neonatal ICUs. AKTH also provides antenatal and immunization programs. Treatment in dialysis and renal transplant surgery is also available. The surgery division is well equipped to offer effective service in general and specialized areas. It has many laboratories, nine pharmacies and even a drug-manufacturing unit. AKTH has modern imaging facilities such as radiography, mammography, CT, 3D, ECG, Doppler ultrasound scanning, fluoroscopy and endoscopy. The hospital offers accommodations in general and amenities in the wards. AKTH has catering, laundry and security divisions to serve the needs of its patients as well. Telephone: 064-668232.
Murtala Mohammed Specialists Hospital (MMSH) is another important hospital and is centrally located in the city. This state government hospital is regarded as the biggest general hospital in Kano and one of the largest in Sub Saharan Africa. It has well equipped departments in all major disciplines. The hospital also has an impressively large maternity unit which conducts 13000 deliveries yearly. An 80 bed 2 story building was also constructed in this unit. The surgery division has units in many major specialties and its new blood bank was established in 2009 and provides excellent service. The emergency care unit is well equipped and offers 24-hours service. It has an ICU and a pharmacy. The imaging unit possesses many modern devices. The government gives special attention to MMSH and provides it with much of its hospital equipment, its generators, its digital telecom and other facilities. Telephone: 6430059.