FCTA Commences Free Antenatal, Care For Pregnant Women


By Ismaila Jimoh, Abuja

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced the commencement of one year free antenatal registration and care for pregnant women in the territory.

This, according to it was aimed at marking the one year anniversary celebration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.

Mandate Secretary, FCTA’s Health Services and Environment Secretariat, Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe dropped this hint during her visit to the Paramount Ruler, the Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Haruna Jibrin at his palace on Monday.

She disclosed that the initiative, christened Renewed Hope Free Medical Outreach was designed for the poorest of the poor at rural communities.

The Mandate Secretary who also visited the Council’s Secretariat to sensitize the people for the outreach billed for Wednesday, warned that privileged people shouldn’t hijack the outreach, but allow the vulnerable residents to benefit from the initiative.

She noted that beside giving the pregnant women one year insurance, there will also be free eye, dental and other health services, while also providing minor surgery for the people.

Fasawe also warned that the administration would not allow advantaged people to hijack the free services, saying it is exclusively for the less privileged people.

She said, ” we are going to be giving free medical care, eye care, provide minor surgery, and dental care.

” Pregnant women and the children will get free insurance for one year. Let not the privileged people deny the less privileged people.

” Let those who can afford the care allow the poor to get the free care. We dont want chairman’s candidates, we want the poorest of the poor. Register all Pregnant women for free antenatal”.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the Secretariat, Dr Babagana Adams has called on the council officials to mibilize the people who need the services to come out enmass.

Adams, also cautioned that there should be ethnic nor religious discrimination as the initiative was designed for serve all.

Earlier in his remarks, the Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Haruna Jibrin, while lauding the initiative also pledged to support the outreach.


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