Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Nigeria

Zaria Road, P.M.B 3452 Kano GSM: 0706 8297399, 0706 8297396 (Selfless Service to Humanity)


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The Department consists of two units i.e Horticulture and Environmental Health units. The main function of the Horticulture unit includes the following:
• To ensure routine landscaping maintenance in the hospital environment through regular trimming of flowers and trees for aesthetic beauty
• Landscaping newly constructed facilities in the hospital to conform with standard of the other buildings towards having a serene environmental outlook
• Routine establishment and maintenance of lawn in the hospital
• On the job training of staff in various landscaping management activities
• Training of SIWES student from various universities and relevant institutions across the country
• Nursery operation for raising certain ornamental species of plants for use in the
hospital to augment the expenditures incurred by the hospital management in the procurement of seedlings

• The department is mandated with routine management of health care/ solid waste in the hospital.
• It is also responsible for routine fumigation of operating theatres, drugs manufacturing unit, Dots and Dialysis.
• General sanitation of the entire hospital premises
• Periodic disposal of unclaimed corpses, specimens and expired/infected blood.
• Undertake public health pest and vector control exercise.
• Collection of incineration of safety boxes within the hospital and another sister institution such as Bayero University clinic and Tarauni local government clinics most especially during nationwide polio vaccination exercise.
• Carrying out Sanitary inspection of premises (SIP) in various places such as kitchen, wards and commercial outlets.
• Routine food and meat inspection in order to ensure contamination-free wholesome food is given to patients and staff of the hospital.
• Inspection of wards to identify evidence of rats infestation for prompt treatment/control.
• Distribution of Dustbins to various wards/ units of the hospital.
• Received various environmental health students for SIWES from various institutions across the country
• Received students on excursion from various institutions across the state and some neighbouring states
• Presentation of lectures on various health issues through private radio station for the benefits of the general public
• Chief Environmental Health officer was appointed among the consultants on Health care waste by National Environmental standard and regulation enforcement agency (NESREA)
• Two of our environmental health officers are currently undergoing degree programmes with National Open University and Bayero University respectively for their professional development

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