The Federal Government has distributed over 10,000 delivery kits and drugs in Kwara for maternal and neo-natal child health care. The state Programme Manager, Saving-One-Million-Lives for Result initiative, Dr Umar Hassan, disclosed this on Tuesday in Ilorin, while speaking with journalists on the sideline of training for health workers in Kwara.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Hassan said the training targeted health officers across 100 primary healthcare facilities in the state. He said that 200 officers had already been trained before now, as the programme was conducted in phases and clusters.
Hassan explained that the training was aimed at giving proper directions for adherence to guidelines for managing childhood and maternal illnesses at the primary health care facilities. “This is to ensure that we have improvement in the competence of staff handling those cases and ensure they give quality healthcare to the people at the grassroots,” he said.
Hassan announced that each health facility would get 20 to 40 delivery kits, based on their clients, while advising the healthcare givers to give their best to the people in terms of service delivery. Mrs Ajibola Suleiman, Head of Department, Primary Health Care for Ilorin East Local Government Council, on behalf of the participants, the training had educated health care givers on many ways of managing ailments.
“We commend the Federal Government, state and other partners for their efforts in eradicating deadly diseases affecting pregnant women and children zero to five years of age,” Suleiman said. Some of the trainees included medical doctors, nurses, midwives and NYSC Corps members.
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