Sokoto Gov’t Assures Commitment To Eradicate Fistula, Promote Safe Motherhood


By Ibrahim Goronyo, Sokoto

Wife of the state governor Hajiya Fatima Ahmad Aliyu has assured of the state government’s commitment towards eradicating Fistula and improving safe motherhood.

She gave the assurance at an occasion to celebrate world fistula day and safe motherhood held at maryam Abacha Women and children hospital Sokoto.

Hajiya Fatima Ahmad Aliyu said this was to ensure every women in sokoto State have particularly pregnant one have access to quality health care for safe delivery.

The wife of the state governor then pledged to provide a generator and other hospital equipment to the hospital for the smooth conduct of it’s activities.

Fatima Ahmad Aliyu while re-affirming the commitment of the state government to improving the activities of the hospital also called on women to always engage in small scale businesses so as to be self dependents.

Murjanatu Magaji said the wife of the state governor Hajiya Fatima Ahmad Aliyu donated cash assistance to the VVF patients and also called on the management of the hospital to forward their challenges to the state government for it’s urgent intervention.

In her remarks state Commissioner for Health, Asabe Balarabe spoke extensively on the effort being made by the present administration of Dr Ahmad Aliyu to improve the health status of women and children in the state.

Hajiya Asabe Balarabe said the state government is doing it best to improve the living condition of VVF patients in the state by establishing a VVF centre as well as providing them with psychosocial support to have a better life after they recovered.

Also commenting, Executive Secretary of Primary Healthcare Development Agency Dr Larai Aliyu Tambuwal described Maryam Abacha Women and children hospital as her second home and she is always ever ready to give her support to revamp the activities of the hospital.

Earlier the CMD of the hospital Dr Hadiza Aliyu Tori briefed the wife of the state governor on some of the challenges affecting the hospital among which is electricity.

The wife of the state governor was accompanied by the wife of state Deputy Governor, Special Advisers, wife of the Commissioners, and other dignitaries.

Later the wife of the state governor and her entourage took time to inspect different sections of the hospital.


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