Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State, on Sunday, unveiled five state-of-the-art mobile clinics to attend to the medical needs of the citizens of the state.
He also commissioned ‘Women and Children Shelter’ along Katuru Road, as part of activities to mark the governor’s 100 days in office.
The governor also revealed that the shelter is meant to provide accommodation and other services to victims of Gender-Based Violence and other abuses.
The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, at the event, said the Mobile Medical Trucks (clinic) being commissioned would boost healthcare services and enhance the well-being and survival of the citizens of the state.
He said, “By what is intended, these trucks will further serve to close the geographic action gap to healthcare services. With these medical trucks, screening and diagnosis of ailment will be brought to the doorstep of the citizens of Kaduna State.
“Our administration is committed to taking all necessary steps to make significant progress towards achieving universal health coverage. Our vision is to build and strengthen an enhanced health system that is adequately equipped, well staffed with comprehensive, accessible and affordable services and that is oriented to deliver a distanced standard of care.
“To this end, we undertook an innovative approach to better our state’s healthcare system. Among the initiatives we took, we have procured state-of-the-art mobile diagnostic units that will facilitate the provision of quality diagnostics services to our far-to-reach, hard-to-reach and other underserved communities.
“These mobile units will offer a range of services, including maternal, newborn and child health interventions, radiology services and all laboratory diagnoses of ailments such as malaria, HIV, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis and many more.
“They will also serve as vital tools for ongoing disease surveillance initiatives while strengthening basic clinical services; referrals and linkages. They will equally provide a platform for regular advocacy, social and community mobilization activities and other campaigns.”
The governor, while commissioning the Women and Children Shelter, frowned at the magnitude of abuses that women and children were subjected to in the society.
He stated that the facility being inaugurated had been initiated by the state government to offer support and aid to women and children impacted by violence in both private and public settings, within families, communities, and workplaces.