( Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari) Birnin Kebbi: Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu says, his administration will sustain premium to health care services in rural areas and urban centres.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu affirmed this while receiving members of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine led by the National President, Professor Chenyere and leaders of Nigerian child health such as the President Pediatrics Association of Nigeria, Professor Austin Onoigberale.
Governor Bagudu described the conference and scientific meeting which is holding for the first time in the North as a boost for the state where eminent professors and health specialists from different parts of the world gathered to brain storm and assist the state to overcome some of its health challenges on how best to improve child healthcare.
He welcomed advice, recommendations and strategies to move the health sector forward in the state with emphasis in maternal child health.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu told the delegates that State Government had hosted medical outreaches with experts from different fields.
In her remarks the wife of the Governor, Dr. Zainab Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, a consultant paediatrician and chief host of the meeting thanked the professionals for the training carried out on essential new born care as well as partners such as UNICEF Nigeria who sponsored.
She urged members of the Kebbi state health team to utilize the training to save lives.
President of Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine, Professor Chinyere Ezeaka and Professor Autine Onaigeberale of P.A.N gave assurance of the commitment of the associations to work with the state on capacity building and enhancing healthcare in Kebbi State.
Other speakers were President West African College of Physicians, Professor Ifeoma Egbona, Dr. Bose Adeniran Director Child Health from Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria, Professor William Ogala, and Dr. Badr Chaban consultant Neonatologist Imperial College, United Kingdom. Remarks were followed by customary exchange of gifts.