By; ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
As part of measures to address concerns of healthcare service delivery in security compromised facilities in Kaduna, the State Commissioner of Health, Umma Ahmed, has demanded for a framework for sustainable healthcare system.
The Commissioner, made the call on Monday, during a “One-day High Level Stakeholders Round Table Breakfast Meeting On Healthcare Service Delivery in Security Compromised Health Facilities” organized by the Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism (KADMAM), with support from Evidence for Action (E4A MamaYe).
“Let us leverage our collective expertise to develop a framework that not only addresses the immediate concerns but also lays the foundation for a resilient and sustainable healthcare system.
“As we embark on this collaborative journey, let us keep in mind the lives that depend on the decisions we make and the actions we take. Our commitment today will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our communities.” She said.
Umma, who was represented by Dr. Gajere Jonathan, Director Hospital Services, Ministry of Health, noted that the commitment to the improvement of healthcare service delivery in the face of security challenges is commendable and the presence of various stakeholders at the meeting underscores the collective effort required to address the critical issues being faced in healthcare facilities.
According to her, “We find ourselves at a juncture where the intersection of healthcare and security has become an undeniable reality. The challenges we encounter in delivering essential healthcare services within security compromised health facilities demand our immediate attention, collaborative action, and innovative solutions.
“The significance of this gathering cannot be overstated. Today, we bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, each contributing a unique perspective and expertise, to engage in meaningful dialogue. Our shared goal is to explore strategies that will enhance healthcare service delivery in facilities facing security challenges, with a particular focus on maternal and child health.
“In Kaduna State, we recognize the invaluable role that maternal and child health plays in the overall well-being of our communities. Every mother and child deserve access to quality healthcare, irrespective of the security situation. The stakes are high, and we are duty-bound to rise above the challenges.”
The meeting according to the organizer was to among other things get Information on Ward Development Committee Members Support to communities on accessing health care services in security compromise health facilities.
It is also geared towards getting information on healthcare service provision in security compromised LGAs and to get commitments on improving peaceful coexistence and safe access to healthcare services.