The Kebbi State Government has procured drugs for management of common ailments of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and meningitis.
The state Commissioner for Heath, Alhaji Umar Kambaza, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Birinin Kebbi that the drugs would soon be distributed to the 21 local government areas.
Kambaza explained that the communities would be provided with basic health commodities needed for effective service delivery at the primary healthcare centres as contained in the national minimum service package by the state government.
“These commodities include drugs for management of common ailments of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, preposition drugs for meningitis, delivery beds, ante-natal care bed, baby beds, laboratory equipment, examination tables, screens and stretchers,” he said.
Kambaza also explained that worldwide maternal and newborn mobility and mortality were associated with delays in decision making, reaching health facilities and delay in receiving adequate healthcare.
He said the delays were being addressed by all stakeholders in the state to reduce the incidence of maternal and new-born deaths. (NAN)