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Healthcare: Kaduna Gov’t Lunches Five Mobile Clinics

The Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani, on Sunday, unveiled five state-of-the-art mobile clinics to attend to the medical needs of the citizens of the state.

He also commissioned ‘Women and Children Shelter’ along Katuru Road, as part of activities to mark the governor’s 100 days in office.

Sani said the shelter is meant to provide accommodation and other services to victims of Gender-Based Violence and other abuses.

Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, at the event, Sani said the Mobile Medical Trucks (clinic) being commissioned would boost healthcare services and enhance the well-being and survival of the citizens of the state.

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He said, “By what is intended, these trucks will further serve to close the geographic action gap to healthcare services. With these medical trucks, screening and diagnosis of ailment will be brought to the doorstep of the citizens of Kaduna State.

“This action was a necessary step to making significant progress towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC).

“To this end, we undertook an innovative approach to better our state’s healthcare system. Among the initiatives we took, we have procured state-of-the-art mobile diagnostic units that will facilitate the provision of quality diagnostics services to our far-to-reach, hard-to-reach and other underserved communities.

“These mobile units will offer a range of services, including maternal, newborn and child health interventions, radiology services and all laboratory diagnoses of ailments such as malaria, HIV, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis and many more.

“They will also serve as vital tools for ongoing disease surveillance initiatives while strengthening basic clinical services; referrals and linkages. They will equally provide a platform for regular advocacy, social and community mobilization activities and other campaigns.”