By Haruna Gimba
Kano State Government says it is planning to spend over N80 million in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH).
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, announced this at a news Conference ahead of the week in Kano.
Dr Getso said during the programme, over 2.6 million children below the age of six were expected to be supplemented with Vitamin A, while other children would receive free immunization against communicable
“About 650 pregnant women will also have access to free ante natal screening as well as other treatments such as malaria,” he said.
The commissioner recalled that in the previous MNCH week, over 1.3 million children received the Vitamin A supplement.
He lauded the efforts of all the stakeholders in the health sector, especially the Kano Emirate, for supporting the ministry in providing quality health care.
Getso restated the commitment of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration in providing quality health care for the people of the state, especially women and children, the most vulnerable group.
Health Reporters gathered that the free Healthcare will begin from December 18 to 22, in all the Primary Health Care Centres across the state.