No FCT woman, child ‘ll die over lack of health facilities – Minister 

The Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Mariya Mahmoud, has said  President Bola Tinubu’s government was working to improve health indices and other aspects of human development across the country.

The minister stated this at Kuje area council Wednesday during the flag-off of the outreach with over 1,000 residents benefiting from different free health services.

Represented by FCTA’s Health Services and Environment Secretariat, Dr Adedolapo Fasawe, the minister noted that the special health care services would not end at the outreach venues, but extend to all the healthcare facilities across Abuja’s rural area.

She further stated that various specialist medical personnel were selected to bring the services to the rural people, in accordance with the Renewed Hope Agenda.

She said the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, who has been widely applauded for his achievement in infrastructural development, was also working to improve other areas of residents’ lives.

She said: “Here today, we have six different departments, antenatal care for pregnant women, general outpatients care, paediatrics, eye and dental care. We also have health insurance that will guarantee that even after today you will continue to have access to health.

“The plan of this government is to renew hope. We have over 1,000 people here and we have assured them that our doctors and services are very fast. Nobody will leave here unattended to.

“And not just today, because this government is leaving no one behind. We don’t care about your party affiliation, age or sex or even religion. It is renewed hope for all. The government of President Tinubu is working to ensure that our health indices improve. It is not acceptable to us anymore for a woman to die because of pregnancy or labour complications.

“It is not acceptable to us for a child to die. We have a food and nutrition section. Not only are we checking, we are demonstrating and giving protein energy packs for both children and adults. We have HIV/ Aids care. It doesn’t stop there; we also have follow-up care.”

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