By ABUBAKAR YUNUSA
Jigawa state government has declared its plan to integrate and institutionalise Oxygen Gass Cylinder in medical supply chain for management pneumonia and other related respiratory ailments in the state.
The permanent secretary, mMinistry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu, revealed this during a press conference organised by onisyry in collaboration with Save The Children International for the celebration of world pneumonia day.
Dr Mu’azu explained that, Save The Children International (SCI) intervention on Pneumonia in the state has demonstrate the need to have effective chain of oxygen supply in all health facilities in the state.
“Oxygen is so essential in saving life and treatment of other related ailments, so in appreciation to that effect, we have concluded in a medium term plan to Institutionalise supply of oxygen in our chain of medical supply.
“While under our long term plan we are considering establishing Oxygen Gass Plant for the production of the commodity for our hospitals .and commercial supply,” he said.
He how ever commended Save the Children International for their intervention on pneumonia which include supply of medical equipment’s, manpower training and community engagement which according to him contributed to increase in ionisation coverage and reduction of child mortality in the state.
Also in commemoration of the day, Save the Children International has engaged school children for the campaign against pneumonia in the state.
APC Group Accuses Atiku Of Playing Politics With Jigawa Flood Disaster
By ABUBAKAR YUNUSA
All Progressive Congress (APC) youth group in Jigawa state has berated the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for politicking with Jigawa flood disaster.
The chairman of the group and also Jigawa State secretary of Tinubu/Shetima Grassroot Independent Campaign Council, Comrade Sale Muhammad Borniwa, made the allegation while speaking to newsmen a day after Atiku Abubakar visited the state.
Comrade Sale noted that Jigawa state has been experiencing flood over the years but the former vice president has never send even a sympathy message to the state.
“We must fault Atiku for choosing this time of mourning to indirectly launch his political campaign in the state, this is morally very wrong.
“We are equally calling on the good people of Jigawa State not vote PDP and all its candidates because their mission is inhuman and unpatriotic,” he alleged.
The group however carried brooms and swept Hadejia City streets in cleaning what they termed as a menace being caused in the state by the PDP presidential candidate’s visit.
While in the .state, Atiku donated the sum of N50 million in assistance to the flood victims.