FG deploys 3000 nurses to 774 LGAs

Date: 13-10-2009 5:47 pm (14 years ago) | Author: Teeco Designer
- at 13-10-2009 05:47 PM (14 years ago)
The Federal Government has deployed 3000 retired and unemployed nurses and midwives to the 774 local government areas of the country as part of the New Midwives Services Scheme (MSS).

Lunching the scheme officially yesterday at Dusten-Makaranta, Bwari area council of the FCT, First Lady Turai Yar’adua said the scheme is an intervention that would facilitate rapid reduction in maternal and child deaths and contribute substantially to the achievements of the human capital development component of the 7 point agenda of the present administration.

She said the task of reducing maternal mortality is one that we can all contribute to in various ways. “If we all work together we shall ensure that child birth is safer for all our mothers and becomes a thing of joy as it should be.”

Health minister Professor Babatunde Osotimehin said the response to call for enlistments into the MSS has put to rest the assumptions that there are several unemployed midwives in the labour market.

Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHDA) Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate said the agency was exploring the use of ICT for provision of real time information and data transmission, pint of care support, algorithm for safe motherhood, rapid SMS as well as supervision and referral.

Source: Daily Trust

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