TWO weeks after the death of over 50 children in Jigawa state, the state’s House of Assembly yesterday directed it’s committee on health to investigate the main causes of the children death and high rate of maternal and child mortality in the state.
The state house of assembly took the decision during its sitting when the member representing Kiyawa state assembly constituency, Honorable Adamu Idris move a motion on the alarming rate of the death of pregnant women and children below five years in the state, calling on the legislature to find the course and search for the permanent solutions.
The law maker who made a reference on the recent death of over 50 children as a result of strange diseases at Gidan Dugus village of Dutse local government of the state.
Hon Andaza also revealed that, from report they compiled in collaboration with Maternal New Born Child Health (MNCH) partners shown that, out of 42,792 women delivered at health facilities across the state in 2016, 459 death were recorded.
According to him, despite the huge amount of money state government is spending the rate of stunted children, maternal/child mortality still remain a source of concern.
The house sitting which was presided by deputy speaker Hon Ahmed Maikudi Garba unanimously agreed for the house committee on health to investigate the matter and submit to report and recommendation for legislative action.
In a related development, Ward Development Committee (WDC) in Buji local government has urged the local government council address some critical challanges bedvil health facilities in the area with view to strengthen the health care service delivery in the area.
The community organization made the called during courtesy visit to council chairman paid by its executives members at Gantsa secretariat.
The group who was received by the vice council chairman of the local government Ahmad A Zubair told the council that, there is increased in the demand of primary healthcare services but due to the condition of some basic facilities in the centers the service provide is inadequacy or grossly limited.
The Chairman of the committee who spoke on behalf of his members also presented a document containing their observation and the intervention required from the local government to the facilities include: the provision of water, electricity and standby generators, increase of work force, staffs accommodation, cleaners and security guards.