FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has donated delivery kits and baby items to 600 mothers of new born babies in selected Primary Health Care Centres across the six Area Councils of the territory as part of activities to celebrate the New Year.
She also paid the medical bill of an indigent father, Mr. Salihu Abubakar, whose wife gave birth to triplets in the Gwagwalada Teaching Hospital and presented and undisclosed cash donation to the mothers for the upkeep of their babies.
Presenting the items to beneficiaries at the Dutse Makaranta Primary Health Care Centre in Bwari Area Council, the minister described the successful delivery recorded in various primary healthcare centres as a cause for joy, prayed that joy would continue to radiate in the Federal Capital Territory in 2022 and beyond.
The minister who was represented by the Special Assistant on Primary Health Care, Mr. Muhammed Ibrahim, called on mothers to accept all recommended vaccines and ensure that the babies complete the routine immunization before the age of two
Earlier, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Dennis Uke, mother of baby Adiya Uke, in Dutse Makaranta Primary Health Care Centre, who delivered at 4:10am thanked the minister for the kind gesture.
The ministerial team also visited Old Kutunku Primary Health Care Centre in Gwagwalada Area Council, Lugbe Primary Health Care Centre ,Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Dutse Primary Health Care Center in Bwari Area Council, Dabi Bako Primary Health Care in Kwali Area Council, New Township Clinic in Abaji Area Council amongst others.
By Remi Johnson