Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku has said that his administration will not relent in the efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality in the state.
|Governor Darius Ishaku|
Ishaku, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo during the occasion of the flag-off ceremony for the maternal newborn and child health week said the state government has put in place clear-cut policies and programmes for the provision of maternal and child health care.
“I am pleased to address this gathering on this occasion of the flag-off of the maternal and child health week, this is significant since it is concerned with the lives and wellbeing of mothers and children across the 16 local government areas of the state,” he said.
Ishaku, who was represented by his deputy, Haruna Manu informed that the service which is free will take place at designated health centres across the state.
He called on parents to ensure that this year’s campaign records a higher turnout than the previous ones.
He urged the Ministry of Health to put adequate strategies in place for better awareness of the programme.
“We cannot afford to compromise the health of our children, we must desist from making uninformed and risky decisions that will make us regret in future,” he noted.