By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
The acting Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe on Friday said that the state government will work on every measure to improve the lives of Hemophilia patients.
Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed this when she received the delegation from Hemophilia Foundation of Nigeria who came to Government House in Kaduna.
According to her, the state government’s support to the foundation is the beginning of meeting the needs of humanity, adding that the Hemophilia Foundation of Nigeria has drastically reduced the rate of deaths among children.
“The State Government is taking the definition of health at heart. When a child is sick, the family will be disturbed on how the child will be cured, therefore, the state wants to have a prosperous life with people who are healthy.
“We are happy to partner with the foundation to better the lives of the people, we’re putting them first, she said.
She commended the foundation’s commitment towards putting people first, managing the it by providing adequate treatment to meet up with the welfare of the people.
Hadiza, urged everyone to indulge on medical check ups.
In a remark, the Founder/Executive Director, Hemophilia Foundation of Nigeria, Megan Adediran, said they were in Government House to solicit for the support of Kaduna State Government to Hemophilia patients.
According to her, Hemophilia is mostly found among the male children.
“We need to think and look out ways to eliminate maternal mortality, Hemophilia is not contacted by eating together, but through genes,” she explained.
She said, the aim was to take their advocacy to policy makers to see how government can elevate the Hemophilia patients and their families.
According to her, the drugs they get are not enough, because Hemophilia patients base their lives on donation, this make them no different from beggars on the streets.
“Since September we have no drugs, that is why we are calling on government to make life different in the lives of this children.
“The children with this illness cannot go to school, they need donor organizations, we are not looking for money but drugs donations to our hospitals,” she pleaded.