By; MAIDUGU ALI, Damaturu
Yobe State in collaboration with the Nigeria Maternal Newborn and Child Health programme has organized a one-day programme on improving access to healthcare services in post conflict setting.
The event invites participants from all sectors of the health system across the state to learn ” improving access to healthcare services” in post conflict setting leads to building a resilient health system in the state.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana and Chairman state task force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare said, the present administration of Governor Mai Mala Buni is committed to providing all necessary support to the health sector to ensure good health care services to the people of the state.
The deputy governor, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana who was represented by the Permanent secretary political affairs, Alhaji Baba Ali Muhammad explained that, present administration of Governor Mai Mala Buni in its effort to provide quality health care services to the people of the state gave automatic appointment to thirty seven recently graduated students from Dr. Sule School of Nursing and midwifery Damaturu to improve the manpower services in the health centers in the state.
In his welcome address, the Permanent secretary ministry of health Dr. Hamid M. Alhaji commended the tremendous efforts the present administration is making towards improving the health sector in the state.
He equally expressed satisfaction with the development partners in the state especially Maternal Newborn and Child (MNCH2 for such initiative in the state.
Also contributing, the Chairman Yobe State Emirate Councils Committee on Health, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman who was represented by the Emir of Yusufari Alhaji Muhammad Ibn Zakariya commended the government of Mai Mala Buni towards boosting the health sector and assured the support of the transitional institutions in the health sector.
The Royal father commended government over the free drugs to pregnant women, Children from 0-5 years and accident victims across the state.
The representative of MNCH2 Zanna Umar Kalli said, they succeeded in implementing their programmes in the state and state government gave all necessary support to carry out their responsibilities in the state.