“Visit PHCs to get free healthcare services”- Niger Gov’s wife tells Pregnant women |FS News
Dr. Amina Bello, Wife of the Niger state Governor
As part of efforts to restate government’s commitment in strengthening the process oof reduction in child and maternal mortality, Wife of the Niger state Governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello has called on all pregnant women to visit Primary Health Care centers PHCs across the State to get free services.
Dr. Amina assured at the flag off ceremony of Year 2022 2nd round Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week/Measles Vaccination Campaign and formal Commissioning of PHC, Bosso low-cost in Minna that the strengthening of routine services like immunization and antenatal care will be sustained.
According to her “I urge all women to visit PHCs to enjoy facilities which include distribution of insecticide, treated mosquito nets to pregnant women registering for the first time.
“The prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, routine immunization and supplemental measles vaccination will all be offered to our women and children free of charge.
“During the week all pregnant women are adviced to visit the focal primary health centers in their wards to access these packages”.
She also charged women groups, traditional and religious institutions to promote the benefits of safe immunization and to ensure door to door advocacy.
“I call on all wives of the 25 local governments Chairman, women politicians and traditional and religious leaders to support health care services by providing supervisory and oversight functions at all levels.
In his remarks, Commissioner of Health Dr Muhammad MakusidI said the maternal Newborn and Child Health Week is being implemented biannually to sustain awareness on the importance of health of women and children as contained over the years to provide the opportunity for the uptake of lifesaving interventions.
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