Taraba state government has officially flagged off the 2019 Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week.
The event which held at Jalingo, the state capital, was organized by the State Primary Health Care Development Agency in collaboration with the state ministry of Health.
Governor Ishaku represented by the Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of Health, Dr Musa Obadiah also described the campaign as significant as it concerns the lives of mothers and children across the sixteen local government areas of the state.
He called on caregivers and parents to bring their children to benefit from the health interventions provided at the designated health facilities in the state.
The Executive Secretary, Taraba state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Aminu Hassan said the programme is aimed at reducing maternal mortality and mobility across the state.
He explained that the state government has committed huge amount of money in healthcare services including the renovation of the General Hospitals in Takum Local Government, while the ones in Bambur, Karim Lamido and Sardauna local government areas are ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Governor had earlier commissioned ten primary health care facilities renovated by the state government in ten political wards of Jalingo local government area of the state.
At one of the renovated Primary Healthcare at Suntali “B” in Jalingo, Ward Head of the area Malam Musa Bayyu appreciated the gesture by the state government and urged the Caretaker Chairman of Jalingo Abdulnasir Bobboji to assist them in expanding the centre for effective service delivery.