By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
The Honorable Commissioner, Kano state Ministry if Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa said the state Government is committed to reducing Maternal Mortality and death among children underunder the age of 5 in the state.
The state Commissioner who made the statement during a Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance Response Biannual Review meeting disclosed that the Maternal and Peri natal Death Surveillance Response (MPDSR) review meeting is particularly important as health workers would be kept abreast with all the basic information required to educate the stakeholders and re-evaluate the progress, success and critical challenges for MPDSR and also with the view to obtain their full cooperation and support that will address the Maternal and Peri natal Mortality in the state and beyond.
He further stated that this success was achieved through concerted efforts of Kano state Government under the leadership of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR and the support of development partners.
According to the Information Officer, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, Tsanyawa also noted that the present administration in the state has come-up with various programs aimed at reducing maternal mortality and under 5 mortality in the state.
He also reiterated that Kano state government is fully committed to providing adequate and qualitative health care services to the good people of the state which has been confirmed by a profound support to improve routine immunization, provision of free eye care services to decrease the burden of blindness in the state adding that the state government employed healthcare workers regularly, trained various cadres of staff including traditional birth attendants to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality, upgrading and renovation of health care facilities, provision of basic and specialized equipment to our facilities, robust and efficient preparedness and response plan of disease outbreak and control and prevention of Disease like Malaria among others.
Aminu called on the people of Kano state to continue to wear their face masks, wash hands regularly to avoid the spread of COVID 19.
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