By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
Kano State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa has said that, the state has recorded remarkable reduction in the prevalence rate of HVI/AIDS in the State.
He made this known on Monday in Kano during a flag off ceremony to mark this year’s World AIDS Day which scheduled to last for a week with outreach activities at the Karaye Emir’s palace.
According to him, the sustained efforts of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje against the disease has yielded positive results as statistics by the Nigeria National HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) shows reduction from 2.5% to as low as 0.5%.
Aminu stated that the state government has so far spent over N486 Million on the fight against the disease in the last 3 years with about 35,000 people living with HIV receiving care and treatment across 40 hospitals in the state.
Other events to take place during the scheduled weeklong include; community multi-disease medical outreach across all the Emirates in the state to provide HIV testing and counseling services and for diagnosis and treatment of other diseases such as malaria, hypertension, diabetes among others to the general public.
Furthermore, Tsanyawa stated that Gov. Ganduje has demonstrated so much commitment towards the provision of quality health care in the state by citing the completion and provision of equipment in the two ultramodern Hospitals in the state as such instances.
In the same vein, the commissioner further explained that Ganduje has allocated more than 15% of the 2020 budget to the state’s health sector, Above the Abuja declaration that recommended 15%.
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