Kwara: 600,000 Children Receive Free Malaria Treatment

From Muhammad Rabiu

About 600,000 children aged between 3 months and 5 years in 11 Local government areas of Kwara State are to receive free malaria care.

The state Commisssioner for health ,Dr Raji Razaq made the made this known in a statement to newsmen in Ilorin.

According to him the free malaria care is part of the benefits of the multimillion naira counterpart funds paid by the state government to access various basic healthcare programmes for the people of the state.

Dr. Razaq said the state government recieved anti-Malaria commodities worth over N344 million naira preparatory to the forthcoming house-to-house distribution of Antimalaria medications.

He explained that the booster was aimed at positioning the State Based Malaria Elimination Programme to reach all eligible children in the Chemoprevention exercise along with 19 other states of the federation.

Dr.Razaq reassured the residents of the state that many more strategies would be rolled out to ensure the state enjoyed optimal health care .


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