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Under-five children, pregnant mothers eligible for free oxygen therapy in Jigawa – State govt

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Jigawa State Authorities says Youngsters below the age of 5 who’re affected by pneumonia and different ailments will now entry oxygen remedy free of charge.

The Director of Public Well being, state’s ministry of Well being, Dr. Abdullahi Namadi disclosed this within the state.

He mentioned the event adopted the state authorities’s efforts to implement the Nationwide coverage on medical Oxygen within the state.

“With the assistance of INSPIRING Challenge we’ve got concluded all the mandatory plans for the correct implementation of the coverage, stakeholders engagement was executed and all the mandatory info wanted for the coverage has been agreed on,” he mentioned.

” Prior to now primarily based on nation’s coverage oxygen was not thought of in a drug checklist however the coverage has now captured oxygen as a part of the checklist”

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He defined that when the coverage is totally applied Youngsters below the age of 5 and pregnant girls will get oxygen free of charge.

Namadi added that the state ministry of well being can also be working to incorporate oxygen as a part of the drug checklist for the state medical insurance scheme.

” Which means other than the youngsters below 5 and pregnant girls, additionally everybody who wants the oxygen can get it free,” he mentioned.

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