Ahmad Tijjani Abdul, Kano
Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, Kano state Commissioner for Health on Saturday said Kano state government has expended over N200m to renovate 88 Health facilities across the state.
Dr. Ibrahim Tsanyawa at a press briefing to mark this year National Safe Motherhood Day explained that the general upgrade was designed to provide comprehensive services to the citizens.
He said the services include integrated management of childhood illness,prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV, child spacing, skilled birth attendance .
Also, the state government has sponsored enrollment and paid annual premium worth over N171m of 10,000 pregnant women, and 10,000 vulnerable children to the state contributory health scheme.
The Commissioner revealed that there has been significant increase in budgetary allocation from N20m in 2001 to N200m in 2020.
Dr Tsanyawa further disclosed that the state government has also earmarked 5 percent of its internally generated revenue, and LGAs statutory allocation to augment maternal and child health services.
Similarly, the state government has engaged 176 MSS midwives already posted to rural facilities to complement existing human resources in the state.
Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa stated that over 7,000 branded wrappers were distributed to pregnant women that attend anti natal and delivery in government hospitals.