It was called all Pregnant women to visit hospitals for antenatal care to mitigate complications during pregnancy and child birth.
The call made by Matron Nafisa Adamu, in charge of immunization and child welfare at Aminu Kano teaching hospital, during a safe delivery medical outreach, organized by the hospital in collaboration with member representing Dawakin Kudu/Warawa federal constituency, held in Kano.
Adamu said, women die as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, saying that, most of these complications develop during pregnancy are preventable or treatable if detected early during antenatal visits.
Nafisa Adamu noted that, improving nutrition was necessary as it would promote safe delivery, and assist producing adequate milk to breast feed their babies.
The matron appealed to husbands, to rededicate themselves to supporting their wives, by providing nutritious food and vegetables for pregnant and nursing mothers.
She however, stressed on the importance of child immunisation, saying that pregnant women must be prevented from killer diseases and improve their health.
“We don’t need to spend much money, because we have our local foods like soyabean, groundnut, moringa, among others that can be used to produce nutritious food.”
Other health personnel from Aminu Kano spoke extensively on the issues around pregnancy, delivery and immunisation.
In his remarks, member representing Dawakin Kudu/Warawa federal constituency, Alhaji Mustapha Bala Dawaki said the safe delivery items had been distributed to thousands of pregnant women in the area since inception.
He said that the measure was aimed at improving the healthcare of the pregnant mothers and their children.
He added that construction of 80 bed space in general hospital for women and children care, at Warawa local government area equipped with modern facilities to enhance service delivery was in completion stage.