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AbdulRazaq Approves Intensive Clinical Training For PHCs Workers

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AbdulRazaq Approves Intensive Clinical Training For PHCs Workers

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, in continuation of his efforts at ensuring availability of quality healthcares services at the grassroots, is once again supporting an intensive one-week capacity building and training for key staff of all Basic HealthCare Provision Fund (BHCPF) validated PHCs across the state.

This training is being conducted as a collaborative effort of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, under the leadership of the Executive Secretary, Dr Nusirat Elelu, and the State Health Insurance Agency, under the leadership of the Executive Secretary, Dr Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter; with oversight from the State Ministry of Health and support of the State Commisioner for Health, Dr Raji Rasaq as well as the House Committee Chairman on Health, Honourable Rasaq Owolabi.

“This capacity building will ensure that gaps identified in providing quality healthcare services to the grassroot are bridged, and confidence of the people in accessing care at our primary Healthcare centers is restored,” according to a joint statement by the organisers.

 

“The primary healthcare centres provide first line access to basic healthcare services. However, referral services are also made available if a condition dictates that patients need additional care to accredited secondary facilities.

“Under the BHCPF programme of the Federal government with counterpart funds released by Kwara State government, 21,000 indigents have been given health insurance cards to access free healthcare services for a full year and renewable, as one of the ways our government is alleviating poverty in Kwara State.

“The State Primary Healthcare Development Agency is working tirelessly to ensure quality equipment and drugs are made available so far to 158 validated primary Healthcare facilities across the state. Furthermore from the decentralised facility financing paid directly to the PHCs, minor infrastructural repair of facilities are currently ongoing at the validated PHCs.

“This capacity building will be conducted in 2 batches for 2 weeks commencing from Monday July 26th 2021. A total of 185 participants which will include the newly recruited nurses/midwives by the Kwara State Government, additional midwives recruited under the BHCPF, BHCPF desk officers, as well as healthworkers drawn from accross validated PHCs.

“Topics they will be trained upon will range from antenatal care and delivery techniques, identification and management of medical emergencies, Basic Life Support Skills, management of chronic illnesses, referral services, documentation in clinical setting, health education, and many more. These are all aimed at reducing maternal, infant mortality and morbidity, and improving health indices in Kwara State.”

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Tension As Hungry Bandits Mount Road Block In Katsina

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Residents of some communities in Kankara Local government of Katsina State have raised an alarm over the influx of bandits possibly dislodged from Zamfara State.

The fleeing bandits are said to have been moving to the area in droves.

A resident of Pawwa village, who was in Katsina on Friday, told Daily Trust that the bandits have already mounted a gate where they conduct stop and search on commuters plying the Kankara-Zango road.

“Their main concerns now are food and fuel. They have some Jerry cans where they collect fuel from motorists and whatever food stuff they see, they collect it.

“About two days ago, they ambushed two pick up trucks loaded with food stuffs and carted all the grains away,” the resident who pleaded anonymity said.

Another resident, who corroborated the allegation, said, “We want to draw the attention of the relevant authorities, particularly the security agencies to the imminent danger that we are facing.

“There were already bandits operating freely in our area, but our fear now is the rate at which they are increasing, and we suspect that they are those fleeing from the military attacks in Zamfara,” he said.

Daily Trust reports that the routes in question are the ones through which the Kankara school attackers passed and abducted over 344 students in December.

The road is from Kankara to Tsamiyar Na Baushe, Unguwar Malali, Zangon Pawwa up to Dansabau which is on the border with Zamfara State.

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APC Governors Pass Vote Of Confidence On Buni Committee

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Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have passed vote of confidence on the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) headed by Mai Mala Buni, their Yobe counterpart.

The governors said the Supreme Court Judgement on the Ondo Governorship Poll gave an expected legal backing to the CECPC of the party.

They made the commendation at a meeting to discuss issues affecting the party.

The meeting, which took place at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, FCT was Chaired by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

The governor said the CECPC led by governor Buni has done a great job in refocusing the party and making it stronger ahead of the 2023 poll.

The meeting stressed that the backing by the Progressives governors will serve as confirmation of the governors’ determination to back the party through repositioning and strengthening it as its structures are taking shape through the ongoing Congresses.

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Abductors Demand N500 Million Ransom Before Release Of Niger Commissioner

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The abductors of the Niger State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Idris Sani Mohammed, have established contact with his family, demanding N500 million in ransom for his release.

The abductors are said to have crossed the shore of the state with Commissioner Mohammed, who they abducted at about 11:00 pm on Sunday, to an unknown destination.

Although there is no official update from the state government on the incident apart from the confirmation by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, on the abduction, the government has gone into an extended security meeting at Government House.

The meeting is being presided over by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Ketso, with all the security heads in the state in attendance as anxious journalists kept vigil for an official update from the security meeting.

Government House has been in a sober mood since news of the commissioner’s abduction was made public in Minna, the state capital, while there is an atmosphere of disquiet at the Ministry of Information as staff were seen in groups discussing the incident.

Sympathisers have in the meantime continued to troop to the residence of the abducted commissioner both in Minna and Baban Tunga in Tafa, where the incident occurred.

Commissioner Mohammed was taken at his residence at about 11:00 pm on Sunday by heavily armed men, with his second wife witnessing the incident.

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