The Jigawa State government on Thursday said it had improved security in all its hospitals across the state, following the theft of a new born baby at the General Hospital, Dutse, last month.
The commissioner for Health, Abba Zakari, disclosed this in Dutse while reacting to the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
NAN reports that a day-old baby was stolen from the mother by an unknown woman last month, after she went through a Caesarean operation at the General Hospital in Dutse.
Mr. Zakari said the state government had taken necessary measures to boost security in government health institutions to prevent recurrence of such incidents in hospitals in the state.
He stated that although the baby was yet to be found, the matter had been reported to the Police for thorough investigation to ensure the culprit is arrested and brought to justice.
The commissioner urged patients, especially nursing mothers, to be vigilant and report suspicious persons around them to hospital authorities.
He gave assurance that the present government was committed to providing security to ensure the safety of individuals and property across the state.