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Nasarawa moves to provide more healthcare for IDPs

 

The Nasarawa State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Christofeel Blinden Mission (CBM) International to provide healthcare services to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

 

Mr Ahmed Yahaya, Commissioner for Health who made the disclosure on Thursday in Lafia, said the MoU was to provide healthcare interventions for the vulnerable in three Local Government Areas of the state, Awe, Keana and Obi.

 

Yahaya explained that the interventions are in five areas of eye care, reproductive healthcare services, mental health, water sanitation and hygiene and livelihood.

 

He lauded CBM International for their intervention to cushion the hardship of the IDPs and assured that all equipment donated will be utilised optimally.

 

The Commissioner also promised to deploy consultants and other senior doctors to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) in the state especially in the benefiting LGAs to attend to cases being handled by CBM International team.

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