Medical outreach: Kano MP donates delivery kits to 4,000 beneficiaries

Medical outreach: Kano MP donates delivery kits to 4,000 beneficiaries

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Medical outreach: Kano MP donates delivery kits to 4,000 beneficiaries 

By Muhammad Hamisu Abdullahi 

At a medical outreach under the constituency project initiative introduced in the country, beneficiaries of various delivery kits distributed in Dawakin Kudu and Warawa Federal Constituency in Kano State by member representing the area at the House of Representatives, Hon. Mustapha Bala Dawaki have been sensitised to utilize the items donated to them judiciously.

They were also sensitised that the packages that came their way, being pregnant women and nursing mothers, were conceived just to encourage them towards safe delivery and for improvement of the health condition of their babies.

The sensitizations were made on Tuesday by the lawmaker while presenting the items to the beneficiaries numbering 4,000 at an occasion he organized in collaboration with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) held at the secretariat of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

Hon. Dawaki, who was represented at the occasion by Alhaji Kasim Bako, reaffirmed his commitment to continue to identify with the plight of the entire people of the constituency, saying that he would remain committed in maintaining the tempo of putting more energy towards bringing more democratic dividends to the door steps of his constituents.

He said last year similar exercise was conducted in collaboration with the hospital where such kits were distributed to the beneficiaries across the two local government areas of the constituency.

Dawaki said his efforts at bringing succor to his constituents did not stop at the provision of delivery items, but extended to roads provision, water, electricity supplies, giving start up capital and numerous empowerment initiatives – where over 5,000 have so far benefited in a recent programme conducted, among others.

He stated that during the empowerment programme, due to its magnanimity, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was personally in attendance.

He urged the pregnant women and nursing mothers not to sell the items off but to put them into proper uses.

Earlier speaking, the new Chief Medical Director of AKTH, Prof. Abdurrahman Abba Sheshe, who expressed delight with the donation from the member, said the gesture was intended to aid safe delivery among the pregnant women and ensure dispensation of better care to babies of the nursing mothers.

Prof. Sheshe added that the donation also followed the resilience and commitment of the member in a spirited effort to improve the living standard of the people of the constituency.

As series of lectures were lined up for the event, he urged the beneficiaries to pay attention to such lectures from the team of medical experts from the hospital with a view to achieving the desired objective.

The Chief Medical Director stated that the occasion was not just to distribute the kits, but to also guide the beneficiaries towards safe delivery.

In a lecture he delivered, the chairman of Local Organising Committee of the hospital, Associate Professor Auwal Umar Gajida, stressed that no society would develop if women and children are not adequately catered for health wise.

Gajida said women as mothers have occupied a key position in nurturing the society, taking cognisance of the fact that they are the ones that give birth and tender care to children who will be the future leaders of the society.

He called on parents to pay attention to the enrollment of their wards in schools.

Medical outreach: Kano MP donates delivery kits to 4,000 beneficiaries

According to him, provision of education to children is the best parents can do, as the act will always augur well for societal development.

He encouraged the pregnant women to always go for antenatal and post natal cares at hospitals close to them in order to know what to do towards ensuring safe delivery and good health of their babies.

Gajida also said they are expected to eat good diet, advising that they should eat food that contains more leaves like those of moringa and others that are highly nutritious to their bodies, in addition to vegetables that include onion and tomato, adding that beans also remain of high value to their health.

He said such foods are not meant for income generation only, but also to be eaten for health improvement.

In order to achieve good condition of health, he advised the pregnant women and nursing mothers to always sleep under treated mosquito nets, which were recently distributed across the nation, stating that doing so would go a long way in giving them protection against mosquito bites that cause malaria.

“Thanks to governments at various levels for the distribution of the treated mosquito nets that help in preventing malaria from affecting the mothers and the babies in their wombs,” he stated.

He said in order to prevent children from contracting teeth diseases, pregnant women should go for anti-tetanus injection, which is in five rounds, suggesting that in the event of labour, they should not remain at home but to quickly rush to a hospital.

Gajida also advised them to go for post natal care after delivery to guard their babies against the five killer diseases.

He then urged parents to always offer good prayers for God to bless their children instead of uttering bad comments against them upon committing an offence, cautioning that doing so could ruin their children’s life.

On his part, while tracking the kits distribution exercise, the representative of the Federal Government, Malam Ahmad Yakubu Mai’arewa of the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, revealed that every year, the government of the nation earmarks N100 billion for constituency projects, saying that the exercise was part of the last year’s since this year’s budget has not yet been signed into law in the country.

He noted that, while some representatives used to allocate such projects to their own companies, the exercise in Dawakin Kudu and Warawa Constituency was with a difference as it was done judiciously by the lawmaker.

Earlier in his welcome address, the chairman of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area, Alhaji Nasiru Ibrahim Matage, who was represented by his Political Adviser, Alhaji Harisu Musa, noted with satisfaction the cordial relationship existing between the lawmaker and the AKTH, expressing optimism that the gesture would go a long way in enhancing the health condition of the beneficiaries.

Medical outreach: Kano MP donates delivery kits to 4,000 beneficiaries

He urged the beneficiaries to continue to offer prayers for the member, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Gamduje and President Muhammadu Buhari for them to continue to make huge gains in the maintenance of peace in the area, the state and the nation at large.

A total of 2,000 pregnant women and 2,000 nursing mothers were covered during the exercise, thus bringing the number to 4,000 beneficiaries.

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