Jigawa govt slams development partners for inaction on pneumonia

The Jigawa State Government has slammed development partners for their inaction in the fight against pneumonia in the state.

State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Salisu Mu’azu stated this while receiving donation of basic hospital equipment and instrument to primary and secondary health facilities in the state supported by the Save the Children International.

He said for many years the government had been working with donors and development partners in order to improve the healthcare quality of its citizens forgetting the monster disease (pneumonia) which is the major killer of children under five.

“We all know pneumonia is major cause of children mortality, but unfortunately all the development partners and donors forget about it, they only concentrate on malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, malnutrition and malaria forgetting the monster.

” It’s in this light the save the children International identified the gap and deployed resources to tackle the problem in Kiyawa local Government,” he said.

The commissioner, therefore, urged development partners to work together in the war against pneumonia and improve the quality of lives of the citizens in order to achieve universal healthcare coverage in the state.

“This is what we want, we need action not talking because most of the development partners are only talking no action,” the commissioner stated.

Chief of party, INSPIRING Project Dr. Adamu Isah said the support was aimed at bridging the existing gap of basic health equipment, infection prevention and control commodities and nutrition items in all the 33 primary health care in Kiyawa local government.

More News

Niger: Security operatives foil bandits attacks on three LGs, kill scores

The Joint security tactical team led by the Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP, Monday Bala Kuryas, has foiled armed bandits attacks on three...

SERAP takes Buhari govt to court for spending N1.48 trillion on non-functional refineries

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari “over his failure to probe allegations that over N1.48 trillion...

Deborah Samuel: Learn from Ukraine, Ethiopia – Islamic group condemns attacks on churches, others

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has condemned attacks on churches and the looting of shops which occurred in Sokoto State on Saturday, urging Nigerians...

Two die in Kachia-Kaduna road accident along

Two passengers lost their lives in a motor accident along Kachia-Kaduna expressway on Sunday. A Jos-bound Toyota with seven passengers had a head-on-collision with a...