The Executive Secretary Kano State Hospitals Management Board Dr Mansur Mudi Nagoda has reputed a story making rounds that a mother who gave birth to triplets is stranded in Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital due to inability of the family to afford essential care for the newborn and their mother who gave birth through cesarean section.
In a statement signed by the public Relations Officer of the board Samira Suleiman, the said mother have been provided with the necessary treatment and still receiving adequate care in the facility.
The Chief Medical Director of Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Dr. Tijjani Usman explained that the patient was operated on the 29th of September 2023 without any complications, drugs and other consumables where provided by the hospital which are part of the supplies from kano state government.
He further said that the main challenge of the patient is the fear of the unknown of how to take care of herself and the babies since the husband depend on daily paid jobs to take care of the family in which the daily paid jobs is not forth coming.
Dr. Tijjani lamented that the patient and her husband where only trying to solicit for support from the government and well to do in the society so as to be able to cater for the babies considering the state of the economy of our country.
He further stated that the claim made that they have already spent 70,000 since she was admitted for the Cesarean section maybe on other living expenses and other commodities that are not part of free maternity.
Dr Nagoda reiterated the state government’s commitment towards health service delivery in the state adding that issues concerning free maternity is a continuous process not a one time thing.
He said ” just few days ago we shared free maternity commodities to facilities and the process was carried by the media. Anytime we are distributing those commodities, we always call the media to attest and witness the event.