Kano State Government has distributed over 10,000 delivery kits worth N150 million to pregnant women in at least 15 local government areas of the state.
The state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disclosed
this today during the launch of the distribution of the free delivery
kits on Wednesday to 2,000 expectant mothers at Gama Primary Health
Centre, Nassarawa Local Givernment Area.
Ganduje, represented by
his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna stated that the present administration
has given priority to free Maternal care for the protection of mothers
and children, according to a statement by Hassan Musa Fagge, chief press
secretary to the deputy governor.
“Today’s Programme is a
continuation of the Kits distribution exercise whereby 2,000 women
beneficiaries are going to collect delivery Kits containing items needed
for by every pregnant Women” he stated.
Ganduje disclosed that
the administration had organised 18 Months training programme on
Midwifery after which the trainees were posted to rural areas to assist
in ensuring safe delivery.
According to the Governor, about 1,936
midwifes were given special training on how to address contemporary
challenges of the profession, adding that the government had equally
procured tricycles for conveying pregnant Women to health facilities in
He noted that the government also conducted
free eye treatment across the state,, adding that the exercise which
took place at Isa kaita Primary Health Care centre, where over 150
people benefitted, has recorded a huge success.He pointed out that over
3,000 people with eye problems also received free medicine and eye
Gov. Ganduje assured the people of his administration’s
commitment to continue to execute more projects meant to improve their
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Health Dr. Kabir
Ibrahim Getso said in an effort to improve the Health Sector, the
administration of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had renovated over 300
Hospitals across the State.
He maintained that plan was underway
to upgrade more Hospitals to allow people in the State get easy access
to medical treatment.
” A part from this, the State has recruited
more Staff on health to address manpower shortage and create high
productivity in our services ” he added.
Dr. Getso urged the
beneficiaries to make the good use of the materials given to them and
make sure they reciprocate the gesture by coming out en mass to vote Dr.
Abdullahi Umar ganduje on the 23rd march 2019 supplementary election.