Bauchi — The Bauchi State government has trained 300 nurses and midwives on live saving skills and management of child killer diseases, Governor Isa Yuguda said yesterday while commissioning a new primary health care centre in Kundak village in Alkaleri Local Government Afea of the state.
Yuguda who said they were trained under the nurses and midwives scheme added that no fewer than 400 primary health centers have been renovated or constructed by his administration.
He said the administration had amended the bill establishing PHC Development Agencies in the state to empower them to take over management of primary health care delivery and services.
The governor said his administration would remain committed to delivery of efficient health care services to the people, especially those in the rural areas.
The Executive Secretary of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Nisser Ali Umaru, commended the state government for distributing free live saving drugs to women and children in order to address the problems of maternal and infant mortality.
Dr Nisser appealed to the communities where the health care centers are established to take good care of the facilities to save maintenance costs. District Head of Lim, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed, commended the state administration for establishing the PHC in Kundak, saying it would reduce the suffering of the people, particularly women who had to trek to as far as Wuno for medical services. The highlight of the commissioning was coronation of Governor Yuguda as the Magayaki of Lim district by the district head.
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