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Kaduna embarks on reforms to boost health sector

Governor Mukhtar Yero told the 10th State Council on Health, which met in the capital Kaduna, that while his administration was determined to boost the health sector, health workers should be responsible for the state to achieve its goals.
Speaking through health commissioner, Dr. Audu Thot, the governor  disclosed that the free medical services for pregnant women and children was being reviewed to capture other categories of people.
He added the government was committed to implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS care in the state to curb the spread of the disease.
“I promise to provide the political will to boost the health sector in the interest of our people to ensure easy and accessible health services because health is wealth and a healthy society is a great thing to any government” the governor said.
Also in a presentation during the meeting which was attended by health workers from the 23 local government areas in the state as well as stakeholders in the sector, the Kaduna State Leader of Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2), Dr.  Gafar Alawode said efficient provision of health services was imperative in realising the objectives of the Universal Health Service Coverage (UHC).
He stressed the need for more funding for health as well as equitable distribution of health services across the state in order to ensure that all people from various parts of the state have access to health services.
He pointed out that about 30% of women in the state cannot deliver their babies in the hospital because of lack of equal distribution of health facilities in the state.

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