The wife of the Kano State Governor, Professor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

From Khadijah Aliyu (Kano)

Ensuring provision of quality healthcare delivery, reducing maternal mortality and morbidity has been described as one of the cardinal objectives of Ganduje’s administration.

The wife of the Kano State Governor, Professor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made the assertion during an occasion to commemorate safe motherhood day and distribution of offers to 120 recruited midwives, held at Coronation hall government House Kano.

According to her, the occasion was organized to commemorate the day and reflect on issues related to infant and maternal mortality.

Professor Hafsat explained that four strategic documents were launched on reproductive, maternal newborn child, healthcare plus nutrition strategy, referral frameworks and guidelines, child birth spacing implementation plan among others.

The wife of the governor pointed out that Kano state have been in the fore front and a pacesetter in the adoption and domestication as well as implementation of national policies and guidelines.

“This is exemplified by our efforts in polio eradication, health financing initiatives and most recently the covid 19 outbreak response activities”

Earlier in his remark, the Kano state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa said the documents were produced after careful research and observation which would go a long way in improving the general well being of the populace.

He noted that Kano State Government in collaboration with development partners were working tirelessly to ensure that infant and maternal mortality and morbidity becomes history.

“Our Emirs and traditional leaders have a vital role to play in educating and enlightening the public about the importance of routine immunization, antenatal care and issues related to effective healthcare delivery”

Dr. Aminu urged the newly recruited midwives to always discharge their duties diligently.

Some of the appointees who spoke to Radio Nigeria promised to use their expertise and professionalism in moving the State forward through qualitative healthcare delivery.